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Spring 2020 - Usul al-Fiqh: Foundations of Jurisprudence | Part 2

Course Category: Fiqh| Level 3 Course

Course Code: FQH 302

InstructorAnse Rydanah Dahman

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 26 - May 3, 2020
Timings: Sundays, 9:30 am CST/3:30 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of FQH 201 & FQH 202

Summary: Usul al-Fiqh has always occupied a prominent place in the teaching curricula of Islamic institutions of legal learning.  As a discipline of shari’a, Usul al-Fiqh is concerned with the sources of Islamic law, their order of priority, and the methods by which legal rules may be deduced from the source materials of the shari’a. It is also concerned with regulating the exercise of ijtihad.

This course offers an advanced study of Usul al-Fiqh in which the students will be introduced to the legislative sources of Islamic Law, rules of interpretation, and the methodology used by the jurist to produce the rules of fiqh.

Studying Usul al-Fiqh enables the students to develop a profound appreciation of the Islamic law and the high standards applied by the jurists throughout Islamic history in their effort to adhere to the commands and goals of the shari’a while proving its miraculous flexibility and responsiveness to the ever-changing needs of the Muslim community. 

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write a term paper, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$200.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for Level 3 and 4 courses.

Text: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence by Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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