Spring 2020 - Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i | Part 2

Course Category: Fiqh | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Fiqh al-Ibadat: al-Madhhab al-Shafi'i with Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Code: FQH 202

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 21 - April 28, 2020
Timings: Tuesdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 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 at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.
    3. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

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 (ṣawm), alms-giving (zakat) and hajj, along with an examination of some of the textual proofs for those rulings. 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, complete a term project, 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.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

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

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

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.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org