Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i | Part 1 - Fall 2018

Course Category: Islamic Sciences | Level 2 Core Course

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Course Code: FQH 201

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: September 12- December 19, 2018
Timings: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm CST/12:30 am GMT 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.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring. Completion of Part 1 is recommended but not required to enroll in Part 2.


      • Students should be women above the age of 17.
      • Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course

Summary: An introduction to the foundation of Islamic law as the basis for a life of devotion and servitude to God. The student will learn about the reasons Islamic schools of law evolved and the nature and rationale of the legal schools.  Students will learn the detailed rulings relating to purification (ṭahāra) and prayer (salat), fasting (awm), along with an examination of some of the textual proofs for those rulings. Alms-giving (zakat) and hajjwill be covered in the Spring Term. The class will also introduce the student to reading legal manuals in Arabic.

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

Text: Fiqh al-Ibadat by Hajjah Durriah al-Aytah 

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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Registration Fees: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee after September 5th (if seats are available)
  • $5.00 auditing fee.


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