Introduction

Cover a traditional Arabic commentary on a major primer in Shafi’i fiqh.

Curricular Context

 

 

 This is a second-level course in Step Three.

  • Before taking this course, take Intermediate Sacred Law (Shafi‘i): A Textual Study of Ibn Qasim al-Ghazzi’s Commentary on Matn Abi Shuja (Part One)
  • Take this course before all courses in Step Four.

Course Outline

 

Lesson 1

  1. Prayer Times

Lesson 2

  1. Conditions for the Obligation of Prayer

  2. Sunna Prayers

Lesson 3

  1. Conditions for the Validity of Prayer

Lesson 4

  1. Integrals — Intention, Standing, Takbir

  2. Integrals — Fatiha

  3. Integrals — Ruku and Sujud

  4. Integrals — Sitting, Salam, Order

Lesson 5

  1. Major Sunnas Before and During the Prayer

  2. Regular Sunnas

  3. Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Prayer

Lesson 6

  1. Invalidators of the Prayer

  2. Number of Rak‘as, Integrals, and Sunnas in the Obligatory Prayers

  3. Prostration of Forgetfulness

Lesson 7

  1. Forbidden Times to Pray

  2. Congregational Prayer

Lesson 8

  1. Joining and Shortening Prayers

Lesson 9

  1. Friday Prayer

Lesson 10

  1. Eclipse Prayer

  2. Drought Prayer

Lesson 11

  1. Prayer of Peril

  2. Dress

Lesson 12

  1. Washing and Shrouding the Deceased

  2. Funeral Prayer

  3. Burial and Condolences

What You Will Learn:

  • How to access one of the most necessary media of traditional Islamic scholarship: the commentary
  • How to “crack” a technical and terse text in Arabic
  • The rules, conditions, integrals, invalidators of the prayer, along with many other types of prayer
 Course Requirements:
  • Intermediate Sacred Law (Shafi‘i): A Textual Study of Ibn Qasim al-Ghazzi’s Commentary on Matn Abi Shuja (Part One)

 

About the Course Text

The text is a key commentary on the celebrated primer Matn Abi Shuja. It has been taught for centuries in Shafi’i curriucula throughout the world, and has been commented upon itself many times, such as al-Bajuri’s famous hashiya, and the super-commentary of al-Nawawi al-Jawi