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Decoded (Islamic Legal Theory II)
- Course Outline
How is it possible that:
ONE source can spawn MULTIPLE opinions
ONE imam can give TWO contradictory answers for the same question?
With the Prophet gone (pbuh), revelation ceased, Muslims spread to four corners of the Earth, the knowledge dispersed,
it’s got to be impossible to be in agreement on haram & halal…
….or is it?
The most under represented science withholding the most needed understanding is now in the midst of your fingertips.
It is inevitable to come across a situation, where your understanding of Islamic Law is put into question. Have you ever found yourself asking (or being asked) the following?
- If an issue never existed at the time of the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) then why is it considered haram or halal now?
- If there is only one Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam), then why are there so many differences of opinions?
- Can I follow a Shafi, if I’m Hanafi?
- What are madhahib and how did they originate?
- Do we follow the laws of the land, Sharia, both or neither when in a non-Muslim country?
- What’s the difference between state law and Islamic law?
- What’s the big deal with Islamic legal theory any way?
- Among many other deafening questions..
Grasp the chance to diffuse the misconceptions, confusions, and deceptively overwhelming material.
YOU can finally learn:
- How to know if someone is advising you or making a self-made fatwa.
- How the usage and importance of philosophy to the West is like that of Islamic Legal Theory to Islam.
- How laws can legitimately be based on rational or textual evidences.
- How extensive research is to resolve cases so as to leave no room for doubt.
- How to familiarize yourself with appropriate approaches that “knowledgeable people” make in order to provide you with correct information.
- The truth behind the differences of opinion.
- How to respect the most thorough and divine legal theory in the world.
- How contemporary laws are created concerning modern issues.
- How actions are not necessarily judged by action alone.
- How the structure of jurisprudence relies on the safety of the community.
- How hardship can change a ruling completely.
- Which prevails: certainty or doubt?
"The history of the development of Islamic law begins with the revelation of Qur’an. Qur’an is not a code of law but it contains several legal principles and injections dealing with the following subjects: ibadat (rituals), war and peace, marriage divorce, successions, commercial transactions, and penal laws." - Muhammad Khalid Masud
"[Sh. Yasir Birjas] provided all types of learning materials. He was very interesting. We felt as though we were in a movie. SubhanAllah. As a professional teacher, I was amazed as to how he utilized every teaching technique and kept us wanting more and more." - Anonymous, Michigan
Don’t miss out on the advantages of the Islamic Legal theory in your life!
"Qur’anic law introduced two basic reforms in Arabian Society: firstly changes in the pre-Islamic laws of inheritance, that were essentially patrilineal. Qur’an fixed shares of inheritors including female relatives. Secondly Qur’anic laws reformed the status of woman, allowing her rights of property and transaction and enhanced her legal position in family." - Muhammad Khalid Masud
Your life demands a premium experience in the science of fiqh. Don’t be one of the many unaware of the legalities of their own faith.
It’s finally time to increase your awareness and activity. Take a glimpse of what’s expected:
- Understand the legal Arabic names and what they mean
- Comprehend a brief review of Islamic Legal Theory (I)
- Recognize the seven stages of the history of Islamic Law
- Identify the individual methodologies vs. the majority
- Understand the significance of Arabic Grammar and its value to Islamic law
- Identify the dimensions of the five essentials of the theory: religious, human life, progeny, wealth, and the faculty of reason.
- Comprehend the conflict of evidences: reconciliation, abrogation, overriding, or neutrality
- Recognize the different approaches of law
- Understand the meaning and comparison of fatwa and mufti