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Islamic Law – Ritual Purification

An introductory course on purification covering actions such as wudu, ghusl, tayammum

Module Description

Week 1Introduction and History of Hanafi School: founders of the school & Hadith in the Hanafi school.
Week 2 The 11 rulings: a breakdown of the Shariah and their definitions and implications
Week 3Wudu: the obligatory & Sunnah components of ablution
Week 4Wudu: Conditions for the validity of Wudu
Week 5Wudu: Etiquette’s of wudu and nullifiers
Week 6Ghusl: its pillars and that which obligates it
Week 7Dry Ablution: Valid excuses
Week 8Dry Ablution nullifiers
Week 9Wiping Footgear: conditions for validity
Week 10Wiping Footgear: cast’s, plasters and bandages

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 – Tuesday 16th January 2024 for 10 weeks
Tuesdays– 7.30PM to 8.30PM

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