Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh by Imam al-Juwayni (الورقات)

Written by Imam al-Juwayni, the teacher of Imam al-Ghazali, this work is an introductory work to the science of jurisprudence. It introduces all the main subject headings of jurisprudence as well as provides a brief commentary and explanation. This is a unique work as it has no shortage of commentaries ranging from the short to the lengthy and is an indispensable text for the student of Islamic law.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

In these lectures students will learn about:

  • The Categories of Rulings in Sharia as well as Definitions of Other Essential Legal Terms
  • Categories of Phrases
  • Commands and Prohibitions
  • Universal and Particular Applicability
  • Ambiguity and Clarification
  • Evident Statements
  • Actions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  • The Abrogating and the Abrogated
  • Scholarly Consensus
  • Declarative Statements and Reports
  • Analogical Reasoning
  • Prohibition and Permissibility
  • The Order of Precedence in which evidence is cited
  • The Attributes of those Who Give Legal Edicts and their Petitioners
  • Rulings Pertaining to Personal Reasoning

Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh by Imam al-Juwayni (الورقات)

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Duration:
5 Lessons
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Course Content

Written by Imam al-Juwayni, the teacher of Imam al-Ghazali, this work is an introductory work to the science of jurisprudence. It introduces all the main subject headings of jurisprudence as well as provides a brief commentary and explanation. This is a unique work as it has no shortage of commentaries ranging from the short to the lengthy and is an indispensable text for the student of Islamic law.

In these lectures students will learn about:

  • The Categories of Rulings in Sharia as well as Definitions of Other Essential Legal Terms
  • Categories of Phrases
  • Commands and Prohibitions
  • Universal and Particular Applicability
  • Ambiguity and Clarification
  • Evident Statements
  • Actions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  • The Abrogating and the Abrogated
  • Scholarly Consensus
  • Declarative Statements and Reports
  • Analogical Reasoning
  • Prohibition and Permissibility
  • The Order of Precedence in which evidence is cited
  • The Attributes of those Who Give Legal Edicts and their Petitioners
  • Rulings Pertaining to Personal Reasoning

Requirements

Course Instructor

Dr Tarek Elgawhary giving lecture

Shaykh Dr Tarek Elgawhary