Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (USULUL FIQH)

  1. Course overview:

The fundamentals of the Islamic Jurisprudence deals with the derivation of rulings relating to all matters of worship [‘ibadah], dealings [mu’amalat] or any type of activities conducted in this life from the Qur’an and the Sunnah. In order to do this accurately, a student must strictly adhere to certain principles and regulations: a science termed Usul al-Fiqh (the fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence). We have designed our course to incorporate the study of four main branches of Usul al-Fiqh: Islamic sources (of evidence), Rulings ahkam and their meanings, principles of deducing ahkam, and conditions of ijtihad.

2. Course objectives:

      • Teaching students how to deduce rulings from the Qur’an and      Sunnah. 
      • Training the student to apply the basic rules of the Qur’an and Sunnah. 
      • Produce students an extraordinary understanding of Islam.

3. Course outline:

1Defining the origins of jurisprudence. 
2The Islamic rulings.
3Command and prohibition.
4Absolute and restricted. 
5The consensus of the sahaba
6Ijtihad, its type, and traditions