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This is a beginning primer in Legal Theory

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This course will cover the renowned text of ‘Al-Waraqaat’, a rudimentary yet significant milestone for a student of Usul al-Fiqh. 

This course will pave the way for a foundational education on the sources of Islamic law and the procedures by which the law is derived from the sources. The text is called Waraqaat because it is concise, with the Arabic text fitting in roughly five pages. It is part of a series of Islamic classical texts, known as mukhtasarat (summarized works), that are considered essential study for every serious seeker of knowledge who wants to follow the methodology laid out by the scholars of Islam.

More About Usul al-Fiqh:

Uṣūl al-fiqh entails the study of the sources of Islamic law and the discipline dedicated to elucidating them and their relationship to the substantive rulings of the law. The field of uṣūl al-fiqh encompasses theoretical discussions of the nature of the religious law, its relationship to reason and ethics, and its derivations from the Qurʾān, the Prophet’s Sunnah (practice of the Prophet Muhammad as transmitted through his sayings, actions, and tacit approval), ijmā’ (consensus of scholars), and qiyas (analogical deductions from these three), as well as a number of other possible sources.



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Dr. Ahmad Ibn Samih Abdelwahab

Ahmad Abdel-Wahab received his Ijaaza in Quran from the noble Shaykh Ibrahim Al-Akhdar, Shaykh al-Qurra’ of the Prophet’s Masjid. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Law, from the Islamic University of Madina, as well as a Masters Degree in Fiqh from the same university, with a focus on Financial Transactions and Inheritance law. Just recently he completed and was awarded his PhD in Fiqh, from the Islamic University in Madinah. He studied Tafseer, Aqeedah, and Nahw with the noble Shaykh Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shanqiti, Usool al-Fiqh with the noble Shaykh Muhammad Al-Mukhtar ibn Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shanqiti, and studied Fiqh in the classes of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Shanqiti. He studied Maliki Fiqh with the noble Maliki scholar, Shaykh Mahfoozh Al-Ansari. Currently, he is teaching in the Ijaaza Program in the Prophet’s Masjid as well as Fiqh and Tajweed classes with Knowledge International University.

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