Gain a deeper understanding of worship according to the Hanafi school of jurisprudence.

Course Outline 

Lesson 1 (Introduction to the Course and Purification)

  • Lesson 1a – Introduction to Book and Author
  • Lesson 1b – Author’s Introduction
  • Lesson 1c – Introduction to Purification & Wudu
  • Lesson 1d – Sunnas of Wudu
  • Lesson 1e – Nullifiers of Wudu

Lesson 2 (A Look at Water, Wells & Tayammum)

  • Lesson 2a – Introduction to Water
  • Lesson 2b – The Rulings on Well Water
  • Lesson 2b – The Rulings on Well Water

Lesson 3 (The Ruling on Khuffs and an Introduction to Hayd)

  • Lesson 3a – The Ruling on Khuffs
  • Lesson 3b – Introduction to Hayd
  • Lesson 3c – Continuation on Hayd

Lesson 4 (Continuation on Istihada, Nifas and the Definition of Najasa)

  • Lesson 4a – Istihada
  • Lesson 4b – Purification from Filth (Part 1)
  • Lesson 4c – Purification from Filth (Part 2)

Lesson 5 (Review Session)

  • Lesson 5a – Review of Purification
  • Lesson 5b – Recommendations
  • Lesson 5c – The Etiquette of Seekers

Lesson 6 (Introduction to Prayer)

  • Lesson 6a – Introduction to the Prayer
  • Lesson 6b – Prayer Times
  • Lesson 6c – The Disliked Times for Prayer
  • Lesson 6d – The Adhan for Prayer

Lesson 7 (The Conditions & Integrals of the Prayer)

  • Lesson 7a – The Conditions of Prayer (Part 1)
  • Lesson 7b – The Conditions of Prayer (Part 2)
  • Lesson 7c – The Integrals of the Prayer

Lesson 8 (The Description of the Prayer)

  • Lesson 8a – Description of the Prayer (Part 1)
  • Lesson 8b – Description of the Prayer (Part 2)
  • Lesson 8c – The Witr Prayer

Lesson 9 (Congregating for Prayer)

  • Lesson 9a – On Prayer Recitation
  • Lesson 9b – Congregation for Prayer (Part 1)
  • Lesson 9c – Congregation for Prayer (Part 2)

Lesson 10 (Actions to Avoid in Prayer & Supererogatory Prayers)

  • Lesson 10a – Disliked Actions in Prayer
  • Lesson 10b – Actions Which Invalidate the Prayer
  • Lesson 10c – Missed Prayers
  • Lesson 10d – Sunna & Nafl Prayers

Lesson 11 (Forgetfulness in Prayer and the Tarawih Prayer)

  • Lesson 11a – The Tarawih Prayer
  • Lesson 11b – The Forgetfulness Prostration
  • Lesson 11c – Forgetting in Prayer

Lesson 12 (Prayer of the Sick, the Traveller, & the Prostration for Recital)

  • Lesson 12a – Prostration for Recital
  • Lesson 12b – Prayer of the Sick
  • Lesson 12c – Prayer of the Traveller

Lesson 13 (The Friday Prayer & the Eid Prayer)

  • Lesson 13a – The Friday Prayer
  • Lesson 13b – The Eid Prayer

Lesson 14 (The Fear Prayer and Prayer at the Kaaba)

  • Lesson 14a – The Fear Prayer
  • Lesson 14b – Prayer at the Kaaba

Lesson 15 (Regarding the Funeral Prayer and Burial Practices)

  • Lesson 15a – Funerary Practices
  • Lesson 15b – The Funeral Prayer
  • Lesson 15c – The Burial

Lesson 16 (Introduction to Zakat)

  • Lesson 16 – Introduction to Zakat

Lesson 17 (The Rulings on Mining)

  • Lesson 17a – Gold & Produce
  • Lesson 17b – Mining & Treasures

Lesson 18 On Giving Zakat

  • Lesson 18a – Outlets for Zakat
  • Lesson 18b – Zakat al-Fitr

Lesson 19 Introduction to Fasting

  • Lesson 19a – Introduction to Fasting
  • Lesson 19b – Moonsighting

Lesson 20 Invalidating One’s Fast & Excuses for not Fasting; A Brief Look at I`tikaf

  • Lesson 20a – Invalidating the Fast
  • Lesson 20b – Excuses for not Fasting
  • Lesson 20c – I`tikaf

Lesson 21 Journey of a Lifetime: Hajj (Part 1)

  • Lesson 21a – The Duty of Hajj
  • Lesson 21b – Entering Ihram
  • Lesson 21c – Entering Mecca

Lesson 22 Journey of a Lifetime: Hajj (Part 2)

  • Lesson 22a – Safa and Marwa
  • Lesson 22b – Obligatory Tawaf
  • Lesson 22c – A Brief Look at Umra

Lesson 23 Journey of a Lifetime: Hajj (Part 3)

  • Lesson 23a – Tamattu
  • Lesson 23b – Qiran
  • Lesson 23c – Contraventions (Principles)

Lesson 24 Journey of a Lifetime: Hajj (Part 4)

  • Lesson 24a – Contraventions (Rulings)
  • Lesson 24b – Hunting Contraventions
  • Lesson 24c – Preventatives from Hajj

What You Will Learn:

  • Water, wells, and dry ablution
  • Menstruation, bleeding, their types and rulings
  • Prayer, its integrals and conditions
  • Prayer in congregation and supererogatory prayer
  • Actions to avoid in prayer, forgetfulness, tarawih
  • The prayer of the sick and the traveller
  • The Friday and Eid prayers, the prayer of fear, and prayer at the Ka’ba
  • The funeral prayer and burial practices
  • Zakat and its rulings
  • Fasting and its rulings
  • The Hajj and its rulings

Course Format: 24  downloadable lessons, a monthly live session.

About the Course Text

This is the first course in the Islamic Law (Hanafi) for Seekers series. The students will gain a necessary and detailed understanding of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh) related to the acts of worship, i.e. prayer, zakat, fasting, and the pilgrimage. The course is based on Imam al-Mawsuli’s great primer on Hanafi fiqh, al-Mukhtar, and its commentary, al-Ikhtiyar li-Ta’lil Masa’il al-Mukhtar. This expansive course will cover all the chapters on worship in al-Mukhtar. This intensive course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worship within the Hanafī school based on Imam Mawsuli’s al-Mukhtar. Imam Mawsuli’s influential book is one of the four relied upon primers of the Hanafi school of law, which summarize the original positions of the founder of the school: Imam Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on him, and the transmitted position of the madhhab. This course is intended for seekers of knowledge and is an excellent preparation for the study of more advanced texts in jurisprudence such as Imam al-Marghiyani’s al-Hidaya. An English translation of al-Mukhtar will be provided, along with the full Arabic text of Imam Mawsuli’s own commentary: al-Ikhtiyar li-Ta’lil Masa’il al-Mukhtar. Imam Mawsuli’s commentary focuses on the differences of opinion within the Hanafi School and the legal discussion between Imam Abu Hanifa and his two students. The English lessons are based on al-Ikhtiyar and other leading Hanafi works. Imam Abdullah bin Mahmud bin Mawdud al-Mawsuli al-Hanafi (599-683AH) was born in Mosul in Northern Iraq and studied Hanafi fiqh — among others — with Imam al-Hasidi in Damascus. He was known as the most distinguished Hanafi scholar of his age. He was a judge (qadi) in Kufa and later taught at the mosque of Imam Abu Hanifa in Baghdad, where he is also buried.