The Light of Elucidation (Nurul Eeedah) – A detailed Hanafi Fiqh Manual


Learn the basic fiqh of worship that is personally obligatory for everyone to know
Learn the answers to the most commonly faced questions relating to the validity of worship and put your worship of Allah, Mighty and Exalted on solid ground
The course consists of pre-recorded audio lessons, weekly Live Sessions and quizzes.

About the Course

The course shall consists of a very precise book, and it is dedicated only to what the author deemed the most vital aspects of basic worship. The entire text, which shall be covered in 200 lessons includes ritual purity, prayer, fasting, Zakaat and Hajj. The primary focus of the course is to read and explain the text, in a concise and clear manner. The detailed rulings of the text will be further explained through discussion of contemporary scenarios that commonly happen in these acts of worship, and the students’ own questions.

Although the text and the course are not intended for exposition of the evidence of the rulings or fine juridical distinction, the course will put the rulings in context and will explain important fiqh principles that help the student appreciate the eco-system within which Islamic jurisprudence functions.

Course Format

The course consists of supplementary pre-recorded audio lessons, weekly live sessions where selected topics are taught.. Students are required to have read the assignment pages from the course book before attending the Live Session. Students are assessed through quizzes and a Final Examination and are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the Live Sessions.

Weekly Time Commitment

Outside the Live weekly Session’s, the course requires an estimated 2 hours per week to listen to the pre-recorded audio lessons, and an additional 1 hour to review the material and take notes.

Required Readings

Recommended Background

No background is required: all are welcome


Who is this course essential for?

In short, all Hanafi Muslims. This knowledge pertaining to acts of worship is personally obligatory. The vast majority of questions people face in the beginning stages of learning fiqh revolve around details pertaining to 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, Mighty and Exalted.

What is the fee:

The course comprises of 200 hourly sessions over 40 weeks.120$ until end of November 2018 and then $150 Per Month thereafter.

Who are the Instructors?

Primary Instructor: Mufti Ismail Desai assisted by Mufti Ebrahim Desai

When does registration close?

You can join anytime.

About the Text

Nur al-Idah: The Light of Elucidation – 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 Abu Hanifa (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 jurist consults of the entire Muslim world. He assumed the post of professor at Al-Azhar University, whereby numerous aspiring students sat at his feet and benefited from his knowledge, many of whom themselves later developed into notable scholars of law. He authored 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 School with 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 was approximately 75 years old.