Manhaj as Salikeen
Ustadh Alomgir Ali
27 Lessons (3 Months Course)
Whenever the scholars begin the subject of Jurisprudence they begin with the topic of purification. Purification of the body from impurities is a prerequisite for the acceptance of our prayers. Allaah says, “O you who believe! When you intend to offer the prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows, wipe over your heads, and wash your feet up to the ankles.” [5:6] The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Allaah does not accept the prayer without purification [Agreed upon].
Salaah is from the pillars of Islaam and the most important pillar after the testimony of faith (shahaadah). The companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) were in agreement that the one who abandons it intentionally then this is an act of disbelief. The prayer is a link between the servant and his Lord. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Indeed, when one of you prays, he speaks privately with his Lord.” [Bukhaaree] Salaah is an essential act of worship and yet many of us are taught how to perform ablution (wuhoo’) but not how to perform salaah correctly.
This course is based on a concise & abridged book on Hanbali fiqh (jurisprudence), entitled Manhaj as-Saalikeen, written by the late and eminent scholar Shaykh Naasir al-Sa’dee.
Course Length: 90 days + 10 day Final Exam
In this course you will learn the following:
- Is purification a prerequisite for worship?
- What are the different levels of impurity?
- Which category of water can be used for ablution? Is rain water pure?
- Are all utensils permissible to use?
- What are the etiquettes of relieving oneself?
- What is the manner of performing minor ritual ablution (wudhoo’)?
- What are the nullifiers of wudhoo’?
- How does one perform ghusl?
- What are the things which necessitate the major ritual ablution (ghusl)?
- When and how does one perform the dry ablution (Tayammum)?
- How does one wipe over footwear and bandages? Is it permissible to do so?
- What are the rulings concerning menstruation?
- What are the conditions of Salaah?
- What is the description of the prayer?
- What invalidates the Salaah?
- 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 traveller different to the prayer of the resident, if at all?
- What is said regarding prayer in congregation?
Biography of Author:
He is the noble Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Hammad al-Sa’dee, from the tribe of Banu Tameem. He was born in the year 1307H, in the city of ‘Unayzah. He was an orphaned at a young age, losing his mother at the age of four and his father at the age of seven. He was then placed under the care of his older brother Hamad.
The Shaykh completed memorising the Qur’aan at the age of twelve and then pursued knowledge of other religious disciplines under the supervision of numerous senior scholars. He devoted his life to teaching the people from the age of twenty-three. He was a person of worship, a jurist (faqeeh), a traditionalist (muhaddith) and an author of many beneficial books and treatises. Shaykh Naasir al-Sa’dee passed away in the year 1376H, at the age of sixty-nine.
Ustadh Alomgir Ali
Ustdah Alomgir has a BA in Arabic & English language and has studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Cairo. He is currently pursuing a degree in Shariah at al Azhar University in Cairo. He has translated a number of books and holds weekly Tafseer classes in London and is a regular Khateeb in a number of mosques in London. He also taught Arabic and Islamic studies at the Tayyibun Institute.