Islamic Jurisprudence

Fiqh of Worship I

This module studies Fiqh of 'Ibadah, related to issues concerned with Salah and Taharah. The different methodologies of the Imams of the Two Schools of Fiqh (Hanafi and Shafi'e) will be studied in relation to identifying proofs, deduction and inference.

Fiqh of Worship II

In this module Fiqh of 'Ibadah is studied in relation to current issues concerning Zakah, fasting, Hajj and 'Umrah, examining the different methodologies of the Imams of the Two Schools of Fiqh.

Textbooks used

Fiqh Us-Sunnah, by As-Sayyid Sabiq (Modified)

Family Law I

This module gives a detailed study of family law according to the Qur'an and Sunnah and the Two Schools of Fiqh looking at the Fiqh of marriage, including the pre-marital stage, weddings, rights and responsibilities within a marriage as well as divorce.

Family Law II

This module teaches the basics of Islamic law of inheritance. It covers the principles of and evidences for inheritance, the causes of inheritance, the beneficiaries of an estate, the classes of beneficiaries; the numerics of inheritance and the impediments to inheritance under Islamic law.

Fiqh of Financial Contracts

This module covers the theory of contracts in Islam, looking at their definitions, pillars and conditions. It relates theory to practice in discussion of the most important transactional contracts, i.e. sale, hire, etc. also gives a more detailed study of some of the more important transactional contracts, i.e. Musharakah, Murabahah, Ijarah, Salam and Istina' and also a short study of Islamic investments and financial institutions.

History of Legislation

This module teaches the history of Fiqh (Islamic legislation), its characteristics, origins, developmental stages, and original schools. It aims to develop familiarity with the sources of Fiqh and its scholars.

Textbooks used

Shariah: the Islamic Law by Abdur Rahman I. Doi