USL 101 – ISLAMIC LEGAL THEORY 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION

At a time when there are a myriad of opinions about almost everything, and so many people who quote Quran and Sunna to promote their own interpretations of Islam, it has become more important than ever to equip ourselves with the ability to discern right from wrong. Uṣūl al-Fiqh is a science which outlines the methodology that must be used by anyone who attempts to pronounce the Islamic legal ruling on an issue. Learning Uṣūl al-Fiqh not only gives us an understanding and appreciation for the process of ijtihād, but also empowers us to evaluate the legitimacy of a legal opinion.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To appreciate:
    1. the complexity and precision of Islamic legal theory
    2. the greatness of Muslim scholars
  2. To admit: 
    1. our own ignorance
    2. the need for learning
  3. To learn: 
    1. the meaning and types of al-Ḥukm al-Sharʿī
    2. the sources of Islamic Law
    3. the rules of interpreting the sacred texts

INSTRUCTOR, TIME, & VENUE

Instructor: Shaykh Arsalan Haque

Jun. 09 – Jul. 28

Tuesday’s & Thursday’s, 07:00 – 08:30 PM

Venue: Online (zoom)

REQUIRED TEXT

Zubairi, Furhan. Introduction to Usul Al-Fiqh, Diamond Bar: Institute of Knowledge, 2019.

RECOMMENDED TEXT

Kamali, Mohammad Hashim. Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 2005.

PREREQUISITES

Successful completion of (QUR 101) and (HAD 101). Students who have not fulfilled the prerequisite may audit the class. Click here to see our audit policy.

REGISTRATION

NOTE: Discounts are available for student who enroll in more than one class (click here for Discount policy)
Fee: $140 (non-refundable)
Register online!
For financial aid, please email marifa@planomasjid.org

LECTURES

(for registered students only)

Lectures available through Taqwa Student Portal click here for Accessing USL101 Lectures

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QUESTIONS?

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