Course Description:

This course presents an overview of the juristic school (Math-hab) of Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal. A classical Fiqh book that covers all relevant topics on jurisprudence according to Imam Ahmad will be studied in full.

Course Code: FIQ481

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: Completed 116 Cr.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to count major subjects of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), like purification, marriage, Zakah, transactions…. etc
  • Students will be able to write down the Fiqh rulings regarding the above major subjects.
  • Students will be able to summarize in their own words the Fiqh rules of the major subjects they studied.
  • Students will differentiate between the rulings according to Hanbay Math-hab versus other Math-habs.

Course Outline:

  1. Purification
  2. Funeral Rites
  3. Alms-due (Zakah)
  4. Fast
  5. Pilgrimage
  6. Commercial Transactions
  7. Endowment
  8. Testamentary Bequest
  9. Inheritance
  10. Marriage & Divorce
  11. Foodstuffs
  12. Hunted Games
  13. Oaths
  14. Serious Crimes
  15. Judgeship
  16. Testimonies

Main Textbook:

Mainstay (Umdatul-Fiqh) by Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  10%
  • Final exam:  10%
  • Oral exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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Additional Information:

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Virtual Class Room

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  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
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  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on a weekly basis, in sha Allah.