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Principles Of Islamic Jurisprudence
Andalus Building, 211 New City Road, Glasgow, G4 9PA - Details
19:00 - 21:00
10th Oct 2017
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This course offers a short Introduction to the Islamic Methodology of (Uṣūl al-fiqh) that explains the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. It introduces the main sources of Shari’ah which include the Quraan, the Sunnah, consensus of Opinion (Ijma’), Analogical Deduction (Qiyas), and custom (Urf).  Uṣūl al-fiqh teaches us how we get Islamic Fatwa from these Sources, why this verse in the Quraan means that something is (Wajib, Haram, Mustahab, Makruh, or Mubah)?. Uṣūl al-fiqh explains why there are many schools in Islam (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali). What do we mean by Ijtihad, Naskh, Istihsan, Istishab? All these terms are explained in Uṣūl al-fiqh and in our course we will know why these subjects are essential to understand the core of Shari’ah and how the Fatwa is produced.

Course Title: Introduction to the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence “Uṣūl al-fiqh”

Length: 12 Hours (6 Weeks)

Instructor: Judge Ahmed Hamdan

Judge Hamdan studied Islamic comparative law, Usul Al-fiqh, Hadith, and Islamic History for 7 years through distinguished al-Azhar professors in Egypt. Then he taught Usul Al-fiqh for new judges at the National Centre for Judicial studies in Cairo.

Hamdan studied Arabic language and modern Arabic literature at the American University in Cairo since 2012 then he started teaching Arabic as a second language for beginner Arabic learners and advanced natives in both Cairo and London.

Judge Hamdan is deeply committed to academia and prides himself on truly mastering all of his pursuits; having obtained his masters in Law of Islamic Finance as a Chevening scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2013 he is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

Judge Hamdan has over thirteen years of experience in the Egyptian Judiciary specializing in complex, multi-party family disputes. Editor in Chief of AMC publications, a master of Arabic literature and a multi award winning author Judge Hamdan is an excellent lecturer and course design expert.

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