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Executive Summary

This course covers a comprehensive commentary on the five acts of worship written by one of the authorities of the Hanafi school of law.

Introduction

Allah Most High says, “I have not created jinn-kind nor mankind for any purpose other than to worship Me.” (Qur’an, 51:56) Take this course to increase your knowledge of the detailed rulings of prayer, fasting, zakat, and hajj.

In this course, we read an extensive commentary on the fiqh of worship, Imam Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Falah. This course is intended for students of knowledge with solid previous study of the subject and ability to understand classical texts in Arabic. It discusses key legal details not found in shorter works, in addition to legal differences and reasoning, serving to improve the student’s understanding of the subject and how to improve their worship of the Divine.

Curricular Context

  • This is a level three elective course
  • Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi),  On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj): Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity and Quduri’s Mukhtasar: On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj)

What You Will Learn

  • Master the detailed rulings of purification, prayer, and fasting.
  • Appreciate the rigour of the science of Sacred Law (fiqh).
  • Gain an introduction to the legal reasoning underlying the legal rulings.
  • Gain a grounding in the method and application of the Hanafi school.

Course Format: Two Weekly Live Sessions

About the Course Text

Maraqi al-Falah is Imam Shurunbulali’s shorter commentary on his own comprehensive primer on worship, Nur al-Idah. Maraqi al-Falah supplies key legal details and reasoning for the rulings of both prayer and fasting. In addition, it provides a summarized discussion on zakat and hajj. Its author, Imam Abu’l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali, was one of the foremost jurists of the Hanafi school as well as a scholar of deep spirituality, making this text an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the Five Pillars of Islam.