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Purification and Prayer

No Muslim can do without this course! Everyone must perform salah, therefore everyone must study about salah. It’s as simple as that. How much time do we spend on our salah? How important is it to us? Now consider the possibility that we might be doing it all wrong! It happens to many people every day. To avoid this, courses like this are absolutely essential. You will be taken through the absolute essentials of purification and salah (according to the Hanafi School of thought) by an expert teacher so that you can be sure of the validity of your salah in future.

Purification and Prayer

In summary the course will cover the following:

1. Introduction to fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) covering aspects of usul al-fiqh (principles of jurisprudence) and the development of fiqh;
2. Comprehensive study of the rules and methods of Taharah (purity);
3. Comprehensive study of the of the fiqh of Salah.

  • Brief Introduction to Fiqh
  • Taqleed
  • Ijtihad
  • Legal Values

  • Wudhu
  • Ghusl
  • Anjaas
  • Toilet
  • Tayammum
  • Menstruation, postnatal bleeding and istihadhah
  • Wiping over Khuffain
  • Key to Salah – Wiping over bandage

  • Times of Salah
  • Makrooh times of prayer
  • Adhaan and Iqamah
  • Pre-Conditions of Salah (Shuroot)
  • Faraidh of Salah (Arkan)
  • Sunan of Salah
  • Acts that break the Salah (Mufsidaat)
  • Acts that do not nullify salah
  • Acts that are undesirable in Salah (Makroohaat)
  • Congregational prayer
  • Sajdah Sahw (correcting one’s prayer)
  • Other Sajdahs
  • Sutrah (placing a barrier infront of one’s prayer)
  • Jumuah
  • Qasr (prayer of a traveller)
  • Prayer of the ill
  • Janazah Salah
  • Tarawih
  • Eid Prayer
  • Memorising the meaning of salah
  • Other Nafal prayers
  • Prayer mounted on a transport

Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury

Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury graduated from one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in the UK where he studied Islamic sciences with isnad (unbroken chains of transmission to classical masters) in the fields of Qur’anic recitations and exegesis, Hadith studies and narration of the Six Canonical texts, Fiqh (Jurisprudence), `Aqidah (Doctrine), and Arabic Language.

After graduating he embarked on a year-long tour of South Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe , where he was engaged extensively in Da’wah work within a wide range of Muslim communities.

He has been involved in extensive community work and teaching maintaining an open minded approach and building bridges between communities. He is an easy to approach scholar who works at grass-root level.

Shaykh Shafi has been the chief editor of an Islamic publishing house, Fisabilillah Publications; lecturer of various Islamic and Arabic disciplines at Ebrahim College; a leading Islamic Seminary in London. Furthermore he is currently a Muslim Chaplain in the Prison Service and consultant to NOMS (National Offender Management Service) on developing programmes for Islamic spiritual learning.

Shaykh Shafi is a lecturer at the Islamic College of England (ICE). Shaykh Shafi has participated in national conferences, radio shows and university speaker tours.

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