Jurisprudential Maxims (Qawa'ed Fiqhiyya)

Jurisprudential Maxims (Qawa'ed Fiqhiyya)

This course examines Jurisprudential Maxims such as the Maxim of No Harm and the Maxim of Purity.

Number of lessons
Number of lessons
phase 6
Lesson time
Lesson time
12:00 Hours

Examples of course topics

  • Introduction
  • Not Repeating (La To'ad)
  • Scope of La To'ad
  • Finishing and Passing (1)
  • Finishing and Passing (2)
  • Principle of Validity
  • Principle of No Harm (part 1)
  • Principle of No Harm (part 2)
  • Principle of No Harm (part 3)
  • Negating Hardship
  • Course description

  • About Teacher

  • Q&A

The science of Islamic jurisprudence is a vast discipline which provides legal and situational rulings for every facet of human life. Memorizing the rulings for every particular situation can be a daunting task by any measure. With this in mind, scholars have painstakingly derived several “Jurisprudential Maxims” from the Qur'an and the Prophetic legacy known as the “Sunna” to mitigate the burden. These maxims serve as theoretical guidelines which help us ascertain our legal duty in particular situations. An example of the maxims that will be discussed is the Maxim of Purity, the Maxim of No Harm, and the Maxim of Averting Hardship. This class is instructed by Sheikh Azhar Nasser. This is an online class..

Sheikh Azhar Nasser has a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. After completing his academic studies, he pursued his religious studies at the Hawza of Najaf. He continues to teach courses online and has recently published a book titled, “The Grand Tour: Quranic Descriptions of Paradise." Sheikh Azhar is also the religious director of CBE, an organization which specializes in the production of short, spiritually-uplifting videos.

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