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Islamic Law
Fasting & Ritual slaughter

Fiqh of Zakat & Slaughter

Module Description

Week 1Introduction: when made obligatory, its merit and benefit
Week 2Definition & Types: different categories of fasting
Week 3Intention: definition of day and night, specified vows
Week 4The Crescent Moon: establishment of the month, witnesses, global sighting and local sighting
Week 5Invalidators of fast: without expiation, with expiation
Week 6Exemptions from fasting & Seclusion in Masjid: illness, travel, I’tikaaf
Week 7Ritually Slaughtered Animals (‘Dhaba’ib) : conditions and validity
Week 8Ritual Slaughter: sunnah, recommended & disliked acts
Week 9Ritual Slaughter: animals permissible and impermissible to eat
Week 10Hunting: conditions, recommended actions, hunting animals

The course will be based on the work written by the eminent 11th century Hanafi scholar, Abu ’l-Ikhlas Hasan ibn Ammar, al-Shurunbulali (d.1069), Ascent to Felicity is a concise yet comprehensive primer in creed and jurisprudence. It spans all five pillars of Islam, as well as the topics of slaughtering, ritual sacrifice, and hunting. To supplement the text, the translator has added key explanatory notes taken from several reliable works on theology and jurisprudence.

Imam Abu al-Ikhlas Hasan ibn Ammar al-Shurunbulali al-Hanafi

Born in a village in Upper Egypt in 994/1586, his father took him to Cairo at the tender age of six. He memorized the Qur’an and subsequently studied the Islamic sciences under numerous scholars, specifically Qur’anic recitation under Shaykh Muhammad al-Hamawi and Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Masiri, and jurisprudence under Imam ‘Abdullah al-Nahriri, ‘Allama Muhammad al-Mahabbi, and Shaykh ‘Ali ibn Ghanim al-Maqdisi. He then went to Azhar University, which at that time was the sanctuary for advanced students. He pursued higher education there and surpassed his peers, for he was foremost in his knowledge of juridical passages and maxims. Word spread of his rank and skill, and he eventually became one of the most renowned juristconsults of the entire Muslim world. He assumed the post of professor at Azhar, whereby numerous aspiring students sat at his feet and benefited from his knowledge, many of whom themselves later developed into notable scholars of law. These included, from Egypt, ‘Allama Ahmad al-’Ajmi, Sayyid Ahmad al-Hamawi, Shaykh Shahin al-Armanawi, and from the Levant, ‘Allama Isma’il al-Nablusi (father of the illustrious saint and jurist, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nablusi). Moreover, the high demands and taxing lifestyle of his roles as professor, jurisconsult (mufti) and jurist, did not in the least take away from his occupation as writer. He authored over sixty works, ranging from the aforementioned two commentaries, as well as his distinguished Shurunbulaliyya, to numerous smaller treatises covering an array of specialized legal matters.

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Shaykh Tariq Mahmood Siddiq

Has travelled and spent over 10 years studying the sacred sciences at the feet of some the leading scholars in the muslim world, which began by attending the Dowra in Tarim, Yemen in 2005 at the age of 16 and before then at the hands of his righteous grandfather, Muhammad Fadl.

His studies initially took him to Cairo where he studied with scholars such as: Shaykh Abdul Salam Shannar, Shaykh Mahmood Dahla, Shaykh Ali Jumm’ah, Shaykh Fath Hijazi and the great gnostic Shaykh Muhammad Awad. He also received ijaza in the recitation of Quran by Shaykh Ali. His travels also took him to Mauritania where he read Shamail Tirmidhi in the presence of the great gnostic Murabit al-Haaj as well as various other texts to Murabit Ahmed Fa’al, Shaykh Muhammad Haddamin and Shaykh Abdullah.

In Istanbul he met the great gnostic Shaykh Mahmood Effendi who granted him ijaza in Dalail al-Khayrat as well as studying with: Shaykh Muwaffaq, Shaykh Khalid Kharsa, Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Mahmood Masree and Shaykh Abdul Rahman Argaan.

For the last 8 years he has been living, studying and teaching in Tarim, Yemen under the guidance of the great caller to Allah, al-Habib Umar, where he is a official teacher in Dar al-Mustafa and Dar al-Zahra primarily teaching Hanafi Fiqh and the Prophetic Biography (Sira)


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Starting – 8th October 2024 for 10 weeks
Tuesdays – 7.30PM to 8.30PM

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