Bidayat al-Abid Registration
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About the Event
This course is based on Bidāyat al-ʿĀbid wa Kifāyat al-Zāhid/Commencement of the Worshiper & Sufficiency of the Ascetic and is the first rung on the ladder to mastering the science of Islamic Jurisprudence. This concise juristic manual, by the great scholar ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Baʿli, introduces the fledgling disciple to the illustrious school of the great Imām Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal. This text presents the most common issues pertaining to the rites and rituals of worship i.e. purification, prayer, funeral proceedings, alms-giving, fasting, pilgrimage, and briefly touches on legal rulings and ethics of military service.
Upon completing a thorough study of this text, students will have become familiar with the scholarly style and classic approach of leading jurists and are certain to have developed a yearning to learn more.
This is an online course that is delivered through the Canvas platform. Instructional videos are prerecorded so that students can work at their own pace with weekly deadlines. Instructions on how to enroll and use canvas will be provided after registration.
Students will be required to read short excerpts in the text, watch course videos, take weekly multiple-choice quizzes, possibly attend several live sessions, and pass a final exam.
Classes begin on Monday, July 26!
Students who score an overall grade of 80% or higher will be awarded an ijazah with the book's chain of narration to the author.