Quduri’s Manual Explained

Read a Classical Manual of Islamic Law and cover the fiqh of mu’amalat or dealings in everyday life.
This book covers the laws of purity, financial dealings, marriage, Islamic Justice.
See how Islamic Law is a comprehensive way of life
Develop the bases for taqwa and God-consciousness through knowing the fiqh of your everyday dealings
Learn how to understand the terse expressions of classical manuals
An essential step for any serious student of knowledge

About the Course

Few students of knowledge ever get the opportunity to read a classical manual of Islamic Law that covers all of the chapters pertaining to Islamic Law (not just worship or ‘ibadat) from cover-to-cover under a teacher, and thereby they miss out on the comprehensive understanding of exactly what it means for our religion to be a “way of life”. Quduri’s Manual Explained seeks to fill this void by teaching the fiqh of mu’amalat or dealings in everyday life. This part covers contracts, partnerships, and basic daily transactions.

The course will consist of weekly Live Sessions where the text shall be covered in detail, pre-recorded audio lessons, weekly office hours where students can consult with Dr. Ashraf one-on-one, as well as a Final Examination.

Weekly Time Commitment

The course requires an estimated two hours per week outside the live session to review the material and take notes.

Suggested readings

The text of this series is Mukhtasar al-Quduri, an in-depth manual of Islamic law by the early great scholar Abu’l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Quduri al-Baghdadi, the Hanafi jurist, born in 362 AH. The Arabic/English translation shall be provided to the students as part of the course material.

Recommended Background

No background is required: all are welcome!


How is this course going to benefit me?

The “crowning achievement” of Muslim scholarship, Islamic law is extremely practical because it deals with real-world issues that Muslims face in their day-to-day lives, making the learning of every single student of knowledge incomplete until they have studied a classical manual of Islamic Law from cover-to-cover. You will be able to sense the religious significance of actions and decisions you make in you life and what kinds of questions you need to ask before undertaking a particular action. Knowledge is essential to build this sense. Until someone has studied a manual of Islamic Law, they often do things not realizing that they may be falling into something unlawful. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of Islamic Law, you will be able to attain godfearingness (taqwa) in your lives because you will know how Allah’s command relates to everything you do.

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

Who is this course essential for?

The vast majority of questions people face everyday revolve around Islamic Law. This is why anyone who is planning on being in a position where they will answer people’s religious questions must have a solid grounding in this area.

What shall I know coming out of the course?

By the end of these four courses, you will have studied Quduri’s Manual completely with the instructor, which is the classical way of acquiring knowledge. You will become familiarized with an increasing amount of fiqh terminology in Arabic, learn how to understand the terse expressions of classical manuals, and appreciate the value of writing manuals in such a manner.