Examples of course topics
- History of Fiqh
- Plain and Mixed Water
- Types of Plain Water
- How Mixed Water Becomes Impure
- Purity of Water and Volume of Kurr
- The Impurities(Najasaat)
- The Impurity of Blood and the Dead
- Halal Meat & Impurity of Dogs, Pigs & Wine
- Purity of non-Muslims
- Purity of People of the Book
The Qur’an and Ahlulbayt (a) placed a great emphasis on laws and rulings. The Almighty Allah created us and prescribed for us rulings that take us to the path of success in this life and in the Hereafter. The Imams of Ahlulbayt (a) highly encouraged their students, companions and followers to study Islamic law and gain a good grasp of Islamic rulings.
This course, Islamic Law, offers introductory lessons on Islamic laws and rulings. The rulings discussed in class will be based on the edicts of the majority of scholars, and some hadiths which serve as the basis for those rulings will be discussed. Furthermore, the process by which scholars derive Islamic rulings will be presented at a basic, introductory level. The primary text for this course is Fiqh al-Imam al-Sadeq (a) by Sheikh Mohammad Jawad Moughniya (this text is in Arabic, but knowledge of the Arabic language is not mandatory for this course). In the year 2017-2018, we covered the Book of Purity (Taharah) and half of the Book of Salat (Prayer). A total of 46 lessons were presented in the year 2017-2018. This course is instructed by Sayed Mohammad Baqer al-Qazwini.
Sayed Mohammad Baqer studied ten years at the Seminary of Qom, and he completed a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He is currently based at the Islamic Institute of America, based in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.