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Level 4: Jurisprudence 8: Consumables and Inheritance is a Course

Level 4: Jurisprudence 8: Consumables and Inheritance

Time limit: 365 days
10 credits

£400 Enrol

Full course description

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This course will provide students with extensive knowledge about the juristic process of deriving rulings regarding consumables (al-aṭʾimma wa al-ashriba) and inheritance (irth). The course will familiarise the students with the language and terminology employed by classical jurists in the process of juristic inference (al-fiqh al-istidlālī) and will encourage critical analysis of how these rulings relate to the contemporary period.


Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1      Chapter on Consumables (Kitāb al-aṭʾimma wa al-ashriba)

Food items which are prohibited from eating (afrād mā yuḥram ṣtanāwaluhu)

Sea animals (ḥayawān al-baḥr)

Land animals (ḥayawān al-barr)


Lesson 2      Land animals (ḥayawān al-barr) (continued)


Lesson 3      Birds (al-ṭuyūr)

What is prohibited from slaughtered animals (mā yuḥram min al-ḥayawān al-madhbūḥ)

Extraneous factors for the prohibition of consuming certain animals (al-taḥrīm al-ṭāriʾ)


Lesson 4      Extraneous factors for the prohibition of consuming certain animals (al-taḥrīm al-ṭāriʾ) (continued) [LIVE CLASS]

Chapter on Hunting and Slaughter (Kitāb al-ṣayd wa al-dhabāḥa)

Means of actualising sacrifice (wasāʾil taḥaqqiq al-tadhkiyya)

(a) Slaughter (al-dhibḥ)


Lesson 5      (a) Slaughter (al-dhibḥ) (continued)


Lesson 6      (a) Slaughter (al-dhibḥ) (continued)


Lesson 7      (b) Impaling (al-naḥr)

                    (c) Hunting (al-iṣṭiyād)


Lesson 8      (c) Hunting (al-iṣṭiyād) (continued)


Lesson 9      (c) Hunting (al-iṣṭiyād) (continued)


Lesson 10    (c) Hunting (al-iṣṭiyād) (continued)

What is accepted to be sacrifice and its effects (ma yaqbal al-tadhkiyya wa athruhā)


Lesson 11    Chapter on Inheritance (Kitāb al-irth)

                    What necessitates inheritance (mā yūjab al-irth)

                    Proportions of inheritance (furūḍ al-irth)


Lesson 12    Proportions of inheritance (furūḍ al-irth) (continued)

Inheritance by proportion and by relation (al-irth bi-l-farḍ wa al-qurāba)

Inhibitors to inheritance (al-ḥajab)


Lesson 13    Inhibitors to inheritance (al-ḥajab) (continued)


Lesson 14    The distribution of the inheritance to six individuals and to relations (al-ʿawl wa al-taʿṣīb)



Lesson 15    Specific details of the inheritance of different generations (min tafāṣīl irth al-ṭabaqāt)

                    Inheritance of the second generation (irth al-ṭabaqa al-thāniyya)


Lesson 16    Inheritance of the second generation (irth al-ṭabaqa al-thāniyya) (continued)




Please note that level four courses are only available to those who have completed all courses in levels one, two, and three. This is because the topics covered in level four require the historical and conceptual foundations which are built in the previous levels.


Hours of Study

20 hours


Assessment Method

Oral Exam (100%)


Course Instructor

Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadlallah

Dr Sayyid Jaafar Fadlallah undertook his seminary education at the Islamic Sharīʿa Institute in Beirut between 1993 and 2010, completing his advanced studies (dars al-khārij) under Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. Alongside his seminary studies, he also obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sociology from the Lebanese University in Beirut, culminating in a PhD for a thesis on the image of the other in Muslim jurisprudence. At the Al-Mahdi Institute, Dr Sayyid Fadlallah is a Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence where he teaches a wide range of courses on different topics in Muslim legal thought. In Lebanon, he is also an Instructor of Sociology at the Lebanese University, a Lecturer in Islamic Jurisprudence at the Islamic Sharīʿa Institute, and the General Supervisor of Religious Affairs at the al-Mabarrat Association, amongst other roles. He has several publications to his name and has presented his research at academic conferences in Lebanon, the UK, Iraq, Turkey and elsewhere.