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USUL -AL - FIQH usul al fiqh dar al ilm

- Beginner Level
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The Ummah can not ascend and progress without adhering to the rules of Allah (swt). To ensure that we, the Muslim Ummah, follow nothing but what Allah (swt) revealed to Mohammad (saw), we need to have clear thoughts that serve as criteria for what we accept and what we reject. It is not sufficient to say that we follow the Qur'an and Sunnah.

One finds that while this claim is made by various Muslims, their positions vary fundamentally. For example, one person would say that there is no specified ruling system in Islam while another does. One person would say it is OK to take rules from outside of Islam (as long as they don't contradict Islam, they say) while another person would classify such rules as Kufr. Therefore, there has to be clear guidelines for how Muslims need to approach the sources of law, and for what is acceptable and what is to be rejected. 

In addition, many Muslims do not understand why something is Haram and something else is not. Nor do they know how this rule was reached and what the consequences are for obeying or disobeying such rule. Thus, one finds the adherence to Islam in general is weak due to this lack of understanding. Allah Ta'ala says, "Verily those who fear Allah are the knowledgeable". Hence, there is a need for this course in Usool-ul-Fiqh. 

The course starts with defining its subject, differentiating it from Fiqh (jurisprudence), presenting a historical overview of hour it emerged, and addresses the different approaches to his type of knowledge. It compares the Shafi'i and Hanafi  approaches to this subject, putting it in a historical  context and discusses how these approaches were derived. This course will present how these principles were reached and whether such principles and approaches are binding to us in this era. One finds many a Muslim saying that these scholars reached their own principles that were suitable for their times but now we have to reach our own. 

In this modern secular world, the cornerstone in all differences in laws and cultures with Muslims revolves around one fundamental issue, namely that of sovereignty i.e. who has the right to make rules, God or man. This course presents this issue thoroughly discussing the abilities and limitations of the human mind from a rational and Islamic point of view. 

Once the topic of sovereignty is addressed, a discussion of who is addressed with the Legislation is presented. Therefore, the Principles of jurisprudence as related to various types of people and beliefs will be discussed. Related to this point is whether the Islamic texts have covered all aspects of life, for all ages or not. 

Furthermore, the subject of Hukm Shar'i is discussed in details. The idea of Freedom and whether it applies to Islam is discussed from the point of view of The Five categories of the actions, namely, the Obligation (Fard), prohibited (Haram), Recommended (Mandoob), Disliked (Makrooh), and Permissible (Mubaah) and what makes a command one of these categories and not the other will be discussed

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