Purification is a condition of salaah. Allaah says, “O you, who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. Allaah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favour upon you that you may be grateful.” [5:6]. In order for our salaah to be accepted one must be in a state of both physical and spiritual purity (tahaarah) thus one is required to know certain issues concerning it, such as the nullifiers of purity.
The course is based on the classical and world renowned Hanbali text, ‘Umdatul Ahkaam by the illustrious Imam, scholar and jurist al-Haafidh ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy al-Maqdisi (rahimahullaah). It is a collection of ahadeeth - a summarised work of prophetic traditions related to rulings (ahkaam).
In this course you will learn the following:
- What is the significance of tahaarah?
- What are the proofs for it?
- What is the manner of performing minor ritual ablution (wudhoo’)?
- What are the nullifiers of wudhoo’?
- How does one perform ghusl?
- What are the obligations and recommendations of major ritual ablution (ghusl)?
- What are the things which necessitate the major ritual ablution (ghusl)?
- When and how does one perform the dry ablution (Tayammum)?
- What are we to do if a dog drinks out of our utensils? Are they still permissible to use?
- What are the etiquettes of relieving oneself?
- How does one wipe over his footwear?
- What is said concerning janabah (sexual defilement)?
- What are the rulings of menstruation?
Biography of Author:
He is the sheikh, al-Haafidh, Taqiyy ad-Deen: Aboo Muhammad ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy bin ‘Abdil-Waahid bin ‘Alee bin Surur al-Maqdisi. He was born in Palestine, in the year 541H and passed away at the age of sixty-nine (600H). He came from a family of knowledgeable Hanbali scholars. He migrated to Damascus with his family when he was seven years old. He studied under numerous scholars of Damascus. He also travelled to various places in search of Islamic knowledge. When he was seventeen years old, he travelled with his cousin, Muwaffaq ad-Deen ibn Qudaamah, to Baghdaad in order to seek knowledge. He stayed there for four years before returning to Damascus. In addition, he travelled to Alexendaria (Egypt) twice to study under al-Haafidh as-Silafee. He married his cousin, Raabi’ah, who was the daughter of Ahmad ibn Qudaamah. He had three sons.
Aboo Ishaaq Ibraaheem al-Haafidh said, concerning him: “Hadeeth spread in Ash-Shaam only because of al-Haafidh ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy. Every Shaykh I met to question him about who his first Shaykh was, the response I would get was: Al-Haafidh ‘Abdul-Ghaniyy”. Ad-Diaa’ said: “He was the Ameer al-Mu’mineen in hadeeth.”
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
"My dear brothers and sisters at the Tayyibun Institute in the United Kingdom. I ask Allah (swt) that He grants you success and correction in your affairs and I also ask Allah (swt) that He always brings us together upon righteousness…."
Shaykh Abu Salih