FIQ312 FIQH OF WORSHIP 2 (ZAKAH, FASTING, HAJJ & JIHAD )
This course goes over fiqh of worship. Students focus on detailed rules of Zakah(religious tax) , Sawm (Fasting), Hajj (pilgrimage), and Jihad; in which every Muslim must learn and understand for the correctness of his/her Ibadah (worship). Some misconceptions regarding Jihad and its difference from terrorism will be discussed.
Course Code: FIQ312
Credit hours: 3
- State the definition of Zakah, list its general concepts, benefits and some specific rulings of Zakah: such as zakatable and non-Zakatable wealth, conditions of Zakah, Zakah on salaries and various funds.
- Present Fasting, explaining its pillars, what nullifies fasting, recommended acts, types of expiation for not fasting, and specific rulings on when one is exempt from fasting.
- Verbally explain, citing proofs from Quran and authentic Sunnah, how to effectively determine the beginning and ending of Ramadan, and moon sighting vs. calculation.
- Write an essay on pillars of Hajj, its obligatory rituals, nullification of Hajj, expiation for violating the rules of Hajj, different Hajj styles, restrictions during Ihram, description of the Hajj done by the Prophet SAAW.
- Effectively explain the definition of Jihad, and make a video presentation of its concept, legitimate reasons for applying Jihad, offensive and defensive Jihad, distributing war spoils, and its historical context. Emphasis will be given on clearing the misconceptions some people might have regarding Jihad and its proper implementation.
- Verbalize the positive effect and benefits that Zakah, Fasting, and Hajj should have on the individual, the family, and the Ummah when implemented accordingly.
- Zakah: Zakatable and non-Zakatable wealth, sufficiency of paying taxes only instead of Zakah, conditions for paying Zakah, threshold vs. poverty line, Zakah on salaries & professional fees, Zakah on retirement fund, on stocks and bonds, deductibility of different debts from Zakah,..etc
- Fasting : Pillars of fasting, determining the beginning and the end of Ramadan, moon sighting vs. calculation, recommended acts during fasting, nullification of fasting, expiation for not fasting, making up the missing days, excuses for breaking the fast: traveling, pregnancy, illness, breastfeeding, aging.
- Hajj : Pillars of Hajj, its obligatory rituals, nullification of Hajj, expiation for violating the rules of Hajj, different Hajj styles, restrictions during Ihram, description of the Hajj done by the Prophet SAAW
- Jihad: definition of Jihad, legitimate reasons for applying Jihad, offensive and defensive Jihad, distributing war spoils, Jihad is a state concept.