Course Description
    At a time when there are a myriad of opinions about almost everything, and so many people who quote Quran and Sunna to promote their own interpretations of Islam, it has become more important than ever to equip ourselves with the ability to discern right from wrong. Uṣūl al-Fiqh is a science which outlines the methodology that must be used by anyone who attempts to pronounce the Islamic legal ruling on an issue. Learning Uṣūl al-Fiqh not only gives us an understanding and appreciation for the process of ijtihād, but also empowers us to evaluate the legitimacy of a legal opinion.

Course Objectives
  1. To appreciate:
    1. The complexity and precision of Islamic legal theory
    2. The greatness of Muslim scholars
  2. To admit:
    1. Our own ignorance
    2. The need for learning
  3. To learn:
    1. The meaning and types of al-Ḥukm al-Sharʿī
    2. The sources of Islamic Law
    3. The rules of interpreting the sacred texts

Time & Venue    
    August 29 - December 8, 2018
    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM &
    Saturdays, 8:00 - 9:30 AM 
    Quad Room - Plano Masjid (IACC) 

    Must have completed QUR 101, & HAD 101The introductory course to the Marifa Program, MRF 101, is included as part of this course for those who have not taken it before. The contents of MRF 101 contextualize the entire curriculum of the Marifa Program, and are essential to orient the new student.

Required Text
    Kamali, Muhammad Hashim, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society.

    Fee: $199(non-refundable)
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