Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence

This course introduces students to the rulings regarding two of the five pillars of Islam: the declaration of faith (Shahādah) and ritual prayer (Salāh). The latter includes a study of ritual purification (Tahārah). The course introduces relevant Islamic theological concepts and covers topics that include the meaning of jurisprudence (Fiqh), rulings related to ritual prayer, the etiquette of supplication, and the spiritual dimensions of worship. The course primarily focused on the rulings and understandings of the Hanafi school of thought, but gives reference to differences of opinion amongst the schools.

Course Objectives

Ø  Describe the practice of five pillars of Islam

Ø  Explain the jurisprudence (fiqh) related to their practice

Ø  Covering contemporary laws in regards to modern day issues

Ø  In depth analysis of the Faraaidh and practical’s of prayer

Ø  Explain the cleansing process needed for different circumstances and different practices

Ø  Demonstrate independent research written and oral communication skills through the presentation of a substantial work