Allah Most High says, “I have not created jinn-kind nor mankind for any purpose other than to worship Me.” (Qur’an, 51:56) Take this course to increase your knowledge of the questions that worshippers face in their purity, prayer, and fasting, all in light of a comprehensive textbook of Hanafi law that students have used for centuries. This is the first of three parts. This part focuses on the detailed rules of purification (tahara), discussing issues of both ritual and physical purity.
This is a first-level supplementary course in Step Two
- Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) and/or the Essentials of Worship courses
Lesson 1: Introduction the Hanafi school and the text
Lesson 2: Author’s Opening & Types of Water
Lesson 3: Exercising One’s Judgement, Wells, and Cleaning the Private Parts of Filth (Istinja’)
Lesson 4: Integrals of Wudu and Opening Sunnas
Lesson 5: Remaining Sunnas, Disliked Actions, and Legal categories of Wudu
Lesson 6: Nullifiers of Wudu
Lesson 7: The Major Ablution (Ghusl)
Lesson 8: Dry Ablution (Tayammum)
Lesson 9: Wiping Footgear and Casts; Basics of Menstruation
Lesson 10: Menstruation, Chronic Excuses, and Physical Impurity
Lesson 11: The Basis and Categories of Filth
Lesson 12: Filth and Its Removal
What You Will Learn:
- Understand slavehood to Allah Most High and why it is important
- Learn the rules of purification that are generally encountered
- Memorize the detailed rules of wudu and ghusl, tayammum, removing filth, and the basic rulings of menstruation.
- Appreciate the rigor of the science of Sacred Law (fiqh)
- Gain a grounding in the method and application of the Hanafi school
Course Requirements: Absolute Essentials of Islam ILAE10 and/or Essentials of Worship (Hanafi)
About the Course Text
This course is an explanation of Nur al-Idah (Light of Clarity), a detailed introduction to the rules of purity, prayer, and fasting authored by a leading authority of the Hanafi school, Abu’l-Ikhlas Hasan al-Shurunbulali (d. 1069 AH/ 1659 CE ). This text covers nearly every issue that arises in the course of these three acts of worship in a clear and comprehensive manner. It is for this reason that Nur al-Idah, along with its commentary Maraqi al-Falah, forms an essential part of nearly every traditional syllabus in Hanafi jurisprudence.
Registration Opens: September 30, 2019
Registration Closes: November 25, 2019
Note: Course material will be available on the first day of classes, October 21, 2019.
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