Live Class Every Sunday:  2:30 – 4:00 PM [Toronto Time] 

Executive Summary

In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the legal rulings related to worship according to the Hanafi school. This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worship.


In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School.

Topics covered include ablution (Wudu), the ritual bath (Ghusl), Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj and other related issues.

This is a level two course and is ideal for students seeking to make sound the performance of their worships. A previous study is recommended but not required.

The diligent student will take from this class the knowledge required to make their worship sound and correct, guidance on difficult issues, and how to beautify one’s relationship with Allah Most High.

Curricular Context

  • This is a level two  course
  • Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) and On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj): Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity
  • Take this course before all courses in Level Three

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Ablution (wudu) & The Ritual Bath (ghusl)

Lesson 3: Water, Wells, & Tanning

Lesson 4: Dry-Ablution (tayammum)

Lesson 5: Wiping over Footwear (khuffs) & Bandages (jaba’ir)

Lesson 6: Menstruation (hayd) & Lochia (nifas)

Lesson 7: Filth/Impurities & Conclusion

Lesson 8: Times, Adhan, & Introduction to Prayer

Lesson 9: Prayer Contd.

Lesson 10: Actions Invalidating the Prayer & Make-Ups

Lesson 11: Disliked Prayer Times & Supererogatory Prayers

Lesson 12:The Forgetfulness Prostration & Prayer of the Sick

Lesson 13: Prostration of Recital & The Travelers Prayer

Lesson 14: Friday & Eid Prayer

Lesson 15: Other Prayers

Lesson 16: The Funeral Prayer

Lesson 17: Introduction

Lesson 18: Zakat on Goods & Money

Lesson 19: Zakat al-Fitr

Lesson 20: Introduction to Fasting

Lesson 21: Valid & Invalid Fasts

Lesson 22: Introduction

Lesson 23: Description of the Hajj

Lesson 24: Qiran, Tamatu`, & Hajj Contraventions

What You Will Learn

  • The core rulings related to purification, prayers, fasting, zakat and hajj;
  • The wisdom and purpose of these legal rulings;
  • The practical implementation, with excellence, of Divine Guidance;
  • How legal reasoning works, to give a better understanding of “how Fiqh works;” and
  • The method of the Hanafi School.

Course Format: Weekly Live Session

About the Course Text

Imam Quduri’s full primer (matn) in Islamic law is so famous, that it is simply referred to as “The Book” (al-Kitab). For 1,000 years, it has served as the starting point for a full study of the science of Fiqh.