Towards a Respectful Diversity: Studies in Usul al-Fiqh
Istishab (The Law of Presumption) & al-‘Aql (Intellective Authority) (Session 11)
With Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali (Bio - http://lamppostwebinar.squarespace.com/shaykh-abdullah-bin-hamid-ali/)
A series of classes
that will focus on the origins and sources of Islamic law over a course
of 12 sessions. By understanding the rationale and procedures by which
we can apply the different elements of jurisprudence, it is hoped that
students can see the various levels of diversity and increase the
respect for the broad legal rulings present in the Islamic world.
Complete list of Usul al-Fiqh classes:
I. Introducing and Defining Usul al-Fiqh
II. The Qur’an: History & Import
III. The Sunnah: The Problem of Finding a Unified Definition
IV. How Semantics Hinder Us: Showcasing Bid’a
V. Interpretative Standards: The Literal versus The Figurative
VI. Ijma’ (Scholarly Consensus): Parameters, Forms & Implications
VII. Qiyas (Legal Analogy): On Base or Baseless?
VIII. Istihsan & al-Masalih al-Mursala (Analogous Digression): Authority & Considerations
IX. ‘Urf (Custom), Shar’ Man Qablana (Pre-Qur’anic Scriptural Injunctions), and Qawl al-Sahabi (Companion Legal Opinions)
X. ‘Amal Ahl al-Medina (Post-Prophetic Medinite Customs)
XI. Istishab (The Law of Presumption) & al-‘Aql (Intellective Authority)
XII. Al-Kulliyat al-Khams wa al-Qawa’id al-Fiqhiya (Universals & Legal Maxims)
Classes will be held every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at Ta'leef Collective in November & December 2009 and January 2010, insha Allah.
Register for all 12 sessions for only $100. Click here: http://usulfiqh.eventbrite.com/
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All proceeds help to maintain the activities of Ta'leef Collective
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.