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Advanced Islamic Studies Program- Fall 2019

Dr. Asif Hirani

September 9th – December 12th

Day/Time: M/W/F 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Age limit: 14 and up


Course Description


This course encompasses core Islamic Principles addressing subjects such as Fundamentals of Fiqh, Tafsir & Hadith.

Usul-al-Fiqh (أصول الفقه):

  • An exposition of the methods by which the rules of Fiqh are deduced, covering the sources for Islamic law, rules of interpretation, commands and prohibitions, consensus of opinion, and abrogation.

  • Will also dive into the history of fiqh.

  • Will also discuss legal maxims (القواعد الفقهية).

  • Will also discuss manners of disagreements in Fiqh (أدب الإختلاف في الفقه).

  • Will also discuss objective of Shariah (مقاصد الشريعة)

Usul-al-Tafsir – overview of the science of interpretation of the Qur’an (علوم القرآن) and history of Tafsir (تاريخ التفسير).

Usul-al-Hadith – providing an overview of the Hadith sciences including discussions on hadith terminology (مصطلحات), criticism of the hadith in modern times and an overview of the text of Imam Nawawi’s compilation.



PLEASE NOTE: This is just an initial registration which will reserve a spot for you. 


Please complete the Registration Form for EACH participant. 

Jazakum Allahu Khairen

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