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Level 2: Jurisprudence 3: Fasting, Prescribed Alms and Taxes is a Course

Level 2: Jurisprudence 3: Fasting, Prescribed Alms and Taxes

Time limit: 365 days
10 credits

£400 Enroll

Full course description

In celebration of the Hawza Programme’s relaunch, the Al-Mahdi Institute is offering 65% off across all our courses. To benefit from this fee reduction, use the code AMI80 when purchasing access to the course.

As a registered charity, we charge a fee for each course to cover our running costs. However, we aim to provide our education to as many people as possible. Students are therefore encouraged to get in touch if they require further fee waivers. Contact the Education Manager at education@almahdi.edu.

 

This course will provide students with extensive knowledge of the juristic process of deriving the rulings on almes (zakāt) and taxes (khums). It will familiarise the students with the language and terminology employed by jurists in the process of the derivation of laws (fiqh istidlālī) related to alms and taxes. Accordingly, the students will engage in a detailed study of the laws, the juristic method of extrapolating them from the sources of Muslim law, and the critical analysis of the juristic procedure and its ensuing rulings.

 

Lesson Breakdown

Lesson 1      The book on fasting (kitab al-ṣawm)

 

Lesson 2      The book on fasting (kitab al-ṣawm) (continued)

 

Lesson 3      The conditions of validity of fasting

 

Lesson 4      The conditions of validity of fasting (continued)

 

Lesson 5      General conditions of fasting

 

Lesson 6      Rulings of iʿtikāf (aḥkām al-ʿitikāf)

 

Lesson 7      The book on alms giving/charity (kitāb al-zakāt)

                    General conditions of zakat and what it should be paid on

 

Lesson 8      Details of conditions related to livestock

 

Lesson 9      Details of conditions related to naqdayn

 

Lesson 10    Conditions related to crops

                    Individuals entitled to zakāt

 

Lesson 11    Characteristics of the entitled individuals

 

Lesson 12    Characteristics of the entitled individuals

 

Lesson 13    General rulings and zakāt al-fiṭra

 

Lesson 14    The book on khums (kitāb al-khums)

                    What to give khums on

 

Lesson 15    The book on khums (kitāb al-khums) (continued)

 

Lesson 16    Specific conditions on savings, distribution of khums

 

Prerequisites

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

 

Hours of Study

20 hours

 

Assessement 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.