Fiqh Class

Subject:  Hanafi Fiqh (Nur al-Idah)
Instructor:  Imam Iftikhar Daad al-Azhari
Course Format: 1 day a week - Tuesday 9:30pm - 10:30pm ( Isleworth )
1 day a week - Friday 8:30pm - 9:30pm ( Neasden )
Duration:  38 weeks
Starts On:  Friday, 18th September 2015 ( Neasden )
Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 ( Isleworth )
Fee: £100.00
Age: 18 + (males & females)
Capacity: Limited (based on First come first serve)
Status of Registration:  Open (places will be confirmed once the registration fee and the first month fee is paid)
Venue: Isleworth - Hounslow Conservative Club (HCC), Gresham Rd, Isleworth TW3 4BX
Neasden - 11 Selsdon Road, Neasden NW2 7NG

About the Course

The vast majority of questions people face in the beginning stages of learning fiqh revolve around details pertaining to cleanliness, the validity of acts of worship, and different scenarios that may invalidate the act. This course is therefore perfect for the person who wants to gain this knowledge and put their ibada on solid ground, firmly securing the validity of their worship of Allah the Almighty.

LaRayb Institute for Education (LIfE) is delighted to cater for the needs and demands of the people and has decided to run this groundbreaking foundation course which is a stepping stone to take the students to the next level.

This course is ideal for anyone who is an absolute beginner with no previous exposure to Fiqh.

About the Text

Nur al-Idah: The Light of Clarification – by Imam Shurunbulali (d.1069AH)

Nur al-Idah is principally a Hanafi text which includes vast areas of jurisprudence, namely, the rulings pertaining to worship. It leaves the student or general reader well prepared to deal with the majority of matters ranging from purification, prayer, funerals, fasting,zakah to hajj. It reveals in a small way as to why the Hanafi Madhhab is held in such high esteem from scholars all over the world. It is practical, sensible and can be used as a reference book. This book is based on the teachings of Imam AbuHanifa (d. 150 AH) and his students, namely Imam Muhammad, Abu Yusuf and Zufar (may Allah have mercy on them all).

About the author

Imam Hasan Shurunbulali was born in a village in Upper Egypt in 994 A.H (1586); his father took him to Cairo at the tender age of six. He memorized the Qur’an and subsequently studied the Islamic sciences under numerous scholars. He then went to Azhar University, which at that time was the sanctuary for advanced students. He pursued higher education there and surpassed his peers, for he was foremost in his knowledge of juridical passages and maxims. Word spread of his rank and skill, and he eventually became one of the most renowned juristconsults of the entire Muslim world. He assumed the post of professor at Al-AzharUniversity, whereby numerous aspiring students sat at his feet and benefited from his knowledge, many of whom themselves later developed into notable scholars of law. Heauthored over sixty works. When examining the Imam’s life and career, one readily notes a unique success afforded to him by Allah, as manifested in the extensive use of his written works by scholars and students in seminaries around the world. Historically, he is considered one of the finest scholars of the late Hanafi Schoolwith regard to his proficiency and expertise in the field. He was a member of the Wafa’i order, a branch of the Shadhili path of Sufism, and had truly perfected his intention through his spiritual training and ethic. His departure from this lowly abode took place on a Friday after the ‘Asr prayer, the 21st of Ramadan, in the year 1069 A.H. He wasapproximately 75 years old.

Why is learning Fiqh important in your pursuit for sacred knowledge?

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said “If Allah wills well for someone, then He will give him theunderstanding of the religion”. This means the understanding fiqh. Fiqh is the most important of theIslamic sciences after the science of monotheism (tawheed) because it teaches the rules of all mattersof the religion. This is why it is the best starting point for anyone studying the other sciences as well.The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “the faqiih (an Islamic jurist) is tougher for the devil than onethousand regular worshippers”.


Weekly Time Commitment

The required weekly time commitment can vary greatly depending on the students learning ability. However students can expect to dedicate up to an hour daily to keep up with the proposed programme, revise the lessons and take notes.

Course Format

In addition to the live classes there will be handouts that will come with each class with questions on the topics covered. There will be scenarios created to to check and test the student whether they have completely understood the topic.

Extra help can be given to students either at the beginning or the end of each class should they require it.


Week 1

  • The Chapter of Purification
  • Istinja

Week 2

  • Ablution

Week 3

  • Ghusl

Week 4

  • Tayammum
  • Wiping the Khuf

Week 5

  • Menstrual Period/Postnatal/Chronic Discharge
  • Najasah

Week 6

  • The Chapter of Prayer
  • The Chapter of Adhan

Week 7

  • Conditions of Prayer and its Pillars

Week 8

  • The Imamate

Week 9

  • Nullifications of Prayer

Week 10

  • Placing a Barrier and Preventing the Passer-by from Crossing
  • That which is not Disliked in Prayer
  • Cutting off the Prayer
  • The Witr Prayer

Week 11

  • Nawafil Prayers

Week 12

  • Obligatory and Wajib Prayers upon a Beast
  • Prayer in a Carriage
  • Prayer on a ship
  • Taraweeh Prayer
  • Prayer in the Ka’ba

Week 13

  • Prayer of the Traveller
  • Prayer of the Sick Person

Week 14

  • When Prayer and Fasting are Excused from One’s Responsibilities
  • Performing Missed Prayers
  • Catching the Prescribed Prayer

Week 15

  • The Prostrations of Forgetfulness
  • Doubt During the Prayer
  • The Recital Prostration
  • The Prostration of Gratitude

Week 16

  • The Friday Prayer
  • The Eid Prayers

Week 17

  • The Prayer of the Solar, Lunar Eclipse and Fear
  • The Drought Prayer
  • The Fear Prayer

Week 18

  • The Funeral Rules
  • The Funeral Prayer

Week 19

  • The One Most Entitled to Conduct the Funeral Prayer
  • Carrying the Deceased and the Burial
  • Visiting the Graves
  • The Rules of Martyrdom

Week 20

  • The Chapter of Fasting
  • The Types of Fasts and their Description

Week 21

  • Sighting the Moon and Fasting on the Day of Doubt
  • That which Nullifies the Fast

Week 22

  • What is Recommended and Disliked when Fasting
  • Fortuitous Circumstances

Week 23

  • Fulfilling One’s Vow Fast
  • I’tikaf

Week 24

  • The Chapter of Zakat
  • Sadaqa al-Fitr

Week 25

  • The Chapter of Hajj and Umrah

Week 26

  • Umrah
  • Hajj Qiran
  • Tamattu

Week 27

  • Offences while in Ihram
  • Sacrifice
  • Visiting the Prophet

What will I achieve at the end of the course?

Insha Allah at the end of the course the student will have a good foundation of cleanliness, salah, fasting, zaka and hajj. They would have learnt and understood what every Muslim ought to know.