The study of ilm al-fara’id - also known as Mīrāth - is a science of Sharia that deals with the laws of inheritance. The believers, as the Qur’an states, inherit from one another (Q. 4:7). Consequently, we are required to determine the correct share each relative is owed in light of Sacred Law as well as give due rights to the property and wealth of the deceased.
In this course, students have the opportunity to study and complete a renowned primer in this science called Al-Rahabiyyah fi 'Ilm Fara'idh which is a short poem distilling the ahkam (rulings) of inheritance based on the Shafi’i Madhhab. Written as a poem to aid the memorisation of students, matn al-Rahabiyyah was penned by Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad al-Rahabi al-Shafi’i in the 6th century after Hijra. This brief text along with the Instructors explanation will allow students to become acquainted with an important yet complex subject of Islamic law.
Sheikh Ahmed Khater