Umdatul Fiqh serves as a primer to the study of hanbali fiqh. The author of this text, Ibn Qudamah al Maqdisi is considered not just a master of hanbali fiqh, rather he is rightly considered a master of comparative fiqh as his magnum opus al Mughni clearly shows. Succinct and concise, this text is an ideal starting point to study the fiqh of Salah.
In this course you will learn the following:
- What are the conditions of Salaah?
- What is the description of the prayer?
- What invalidates the Salaah?
- What are the types of supererogatory prayers?
- Who should lead the prayer?
- How is the prostration of forgetfulness performed? What is its ruling?
- When is it prohibited to offer Salaah?
- Who are excused from Salaah, if any?
- How is the prayer of the traveler different to the prayer of the resident, if at all?
- What is said regarding prayer in congregation?
- How does one perform the prayer for the two Eids?
Biography of the Author:
He is, Shaykh Ul Islam, Imam Muwaffaq Ad Deen Abu Muhammad Abdullah Ibn Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Qudama Ibn Miqdam Ibn Nasr Ibn Abdillah Ibn Hudhaifa Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ya'qub Ibn Al Qasim Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Ismail Ibn Yahya Ibn Muhammad Ibn Salim Ibn As Sahabi Al Jalieel Abdillahi Ibn Amer Al Mumineen 'Umar Ibn Al Khattab Al 'Adawi Al Qurashi, better known as Ibn Qudama Al Maqdisi from the lineage of Umar Ibn Al Khattab رضي الله عنه.
He was born in Palestine in the month of Sha'baan, 541 A.H. When he was eight, his family were forced to move to Damascus due to the conquering crusaders. At this early age and time of upheaval, the Imam continued to study completing his memorisation of the Qur'an, and studying the basics of the Islamic Sciences and the compendium of Hanbali fiqh, Mukhtasar of Al Khiraqi. He went on to study with the most notable scholars of his age, before going on to becoming a respected teacher and jurist in his own right. He wrote several books in the field of Fiqh, including Al Umda (The Mainstay), Al Muqni' (The Sufficer), Al Kaafi (The Fully Sufficient) and the compendious book in comparative Fiqh, Al Mughni (The Enricher). He has many other extant works of scholarly worth in various field such as Hadith, Aqeedah and Usool Ul Fiqh.
He died on 'Eid Ul Fitr 620 A.H. May Allah bestow His mercy upon him, and may He cause his afterlife to be lived in the company of the righteous, who dwell for all eternity in everlasting bliss.
Additional Reading Material:
- A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence by Dr Saalih Al Fawzaan
- Fiqh us-Sunnah, by Sayyid Sabiq
- Fiqh Made Easy, by Sheikh Saalih As Sadlaan
Having studied this course, you should consider studying the following:
- Hanafi Fiqh: Mukhtasar al Quduri
- Manhaj as Salikeen
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Purification)
- Hanbali Fiqh: Umdatul Fiqh (Purification)
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Salaah)
- Hanbali Fiqh: Umdatul Fiqh (Salah)
- The Fiqh of Ramadhan
- The Fiqh of Hajj
- The Fiqh of Food and Clothing
- The Fiqh of Inheritance
- Fiqh Pertaining to Women
- The Fiqh of Menstruation
- Umdatul Ahkaam (Mariage & Divorce)
- The Fiqh of Marriage, Family and Divorce
- Usool ul Fiqh
- Qawaid Fiqhiyyah
- The Niqaab and Hijaab
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