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Qawaid Fiqhiyyah
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Qawaid Fiqhiyyah

Ustadh Wasim Kempson
14 Lessons (3 Months Course)
fee: $60.00

Al-Qawaa’id Al-Fiqhiyyah is the study of legal maxims in fiqh under which many issues fall and from which rulings can be directly derived. Many of these maxims are taken directly from the Qur’aan or from hadith of the Prophet sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. This subject is very important for both the mujtahid and for the layman. This is because it allows the mujtahid to derive rulings regardless of whether or not there is text present. As for the layman, it helps him to appreciate the aims of the Shari’ah and the way in which the scholars of the past have helped preserve the deen.
This course is based upon Imam As-Sa’di’s ‘Al Qawaa’id Al Fiqhiyyah’ and covers over 25 maxims which are all broadly linked to the five main legal maxims. Each of these maxims will be explained in depth, with their evidences and examples to make the issue clear to students. Any related issues will also be mentioned to give students a comprehensive understanding of the issue. 
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Course Length: 90 days + 10 day Final Exam
Registration: open

During this course you will learn:
- What are the main legal maxims of the Shari’ah?
- What types of conditions exist in the Shari’ah?
- What is the definition of the intention?
- Can we change the intention during an action?
- Can two deeds be carried out by one intention?
- What does the Shari’ah give preference to when there is a clash of benefits?
- How does the Shari’ah define the ‘greater good’ and the ‘lesser of the two evils’?
- What types of harm does the shari’ah overlook?
- What do you do if you’re in doubt as to whether or not you are in a state of wudhu?
- What is considered a ‘difficulty’ such that it brings about ease?
- What is the original ruling of water?
- What role does the nafs play in the Shari’ah?
- Are we allowed to stipulate conditions to a contract?
- Does the shari'ah recognise customary actions?
- Are we allowed to draw lots to decide on matter?
- If a person carries out an obligation on behalf of someone else, can he ask to be reimbursed?
- If the legal reasoning (‘illah) behind a command/prohibition is no longer present then does this eliminate the command/prohibition?
- If a person accidently destroyed another person’s property, does he have to pay for the damages?

Biography of the Author:
The author of the course book is the eminent Shaykh, Abdur-Rahman ibn Nasir ibn Abdullaah ibn Hammad al-Sa’di, from the Banu Tamim tribe. He was an orphan from a young age, losing his mother when he was four and losing his father when he was seven.

The Shaykh completed memorising the Quran at the age of twelve and then devoted himself to the other religious sciences under the supervision of a number of eminent scholars in Saudi Arabia of his time. He was known for his worship, character, asceticism and humbleness. He was also well known for speaking little and only when there was benefit in doing so. He was very meticulous in knowing the differing juristic opinions over issues along with their proofs and then sifting out the strongest from amongst them.

Shaykh al-Sa’di devoted his life from the age of 23 to the age at which he passed away; 69, to teaching and cultivating the people. Thus, he left behind him a wealth of scholars whom he directly or indirectly developed and also a treasure chest of authored literature of which some is available in English. May Allah shower him with His vast and all encompassing Mercy.

Additional Reading Material:
- Qawa’id al Fiqh: Islamic Legal Maxims of Islamic Law, By Hashim Kamali
- The Evolution of Fiqh, by Bilal Phillips

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
Ustadh Wasim Kempson
Ustadh Wasim Kempson graduated from Madinah Islamic University (K.S.A) with a BA Hons in Shari'ah and specialises on the field of Fiqh and Aqeedah. Ustadh Wasim is currently an Imam at Al Muntada al Islami UK.


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