CPT: Mark of a Jurist

CPT: Mark of a Jurist


How does the Shariah answer modern problems? How do jurists find answers to awe inspiring questions? Take a journey into the heart of fiqh and learn about the rules that govern it.

The essence of fiqh is based around certain golden rules which summarise for its student fiqh in all its vastness. Through these rules, a person increases in his wisdom, achieves scholarly insight, affirms the principles of fiqh, becomes aware of its specifics and, most importantly, these rules clarify to him the goals and purposes of Shariah.

“Nothing that I have ever studied about Islam, has changed my thinking and allowed me to mature in my thoughts about this deen and about what Allah wants from us from our life in the 21st Century, like the knowledge of the rules of Fiqh. A person who learns it grows wiser by the day and is rewarded with amazing insight into this religion.” [Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury]

Date: 22-23 October 2016
Venue: Islamia College Auditorium, Cape Town
Price: R395
Contact: 076 808 7129
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Introduction to the Rules of Fiqh
Importance of the Rules of Fiqh in the Shariah
Statements from scholars about the Rules of Fiqh
Differences between the Principles of Fiqh and Rules of Fiqh
Evolution of the Rules of Fiqh
Using the Rules of Fiqh to deduce rulings
Giving fatwa on the basis of the Rules of Fiqh
Importance of understanding the lofty Goals and Purposes of the Shariah
Some of the Goals and Purposes of Shariah

The Universal rules

RULE 1: All affairs are by their intentions
The Importance of this rule
Is the intention regarded in all types of actions?
Inter-joining intentions (2 or more intentions together)
Interchanging intentions
Subordinate rules that come under the first universal rule

RULE 2: Difficulty gives rise to ease
Types of difficulty
The level of incidental difficulty that gives rise to ease
Types of incidental difficulty
Types of ease
Important matters in applying ease
Subordinate rules that come under the second universal rule

RULE 3: All harm is to be removed
Conditions that must be fulfiled for the harm to be considered for removal
The manner of weighing benefits
The manner of dealing with harm
Subordinate rules that come under the third universal rule

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