Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a clear vision of the rules of Fiqh related to the prayer according to the school of Malik in particular. The subjects to be dealt with will be:

–       Importance of the prayer

–       Conditions of the prayer

–       Times of the Prayer

–       Obligatory elements of the prayer

–       Sunna elements of the prayer

–       Recommended elements of the prayer

–       Disliked actions in the prayer

and much more.

This is an introductory level suitable for beginners but also beneficial to students of all levels. The main sourcebook of this course will be the I the chapter on Purification of the Murshid al-Mu’in of Ibn ‘Ashir and its commentaries, but reference will be also made to the Risala of al-Qayrawani and its commentaries, the Aqrab al-Masalik and its commentaries, the Mukhtasar of Khalil and its commentaries, as well as other modern and authoritative works.

Course Information:

Classes will last at least 45 minutes. Students will be able to view the sessions on a ‘Wiziq’ platform and download the file of the session along with the instructor’s notes in the presentation. Students will be able to download all materials directly from the ‘Wiziq’ platform.

Course Overview by Week:

I.              Definition and ruling of the prayer. Obligatory elements of the prayer (faraid as-salah).

II.           Conditions of performance (shurut ada’) of the prayer. Conditions that makes the prayer obligatory (shurut wujub).

III.            Times of the prayer (mawaqit as-salah). Confirmed sunan of the prayer (sunan mu’akkada).

IV.            Sunan of the prayer (sunan ghayr mu’akkada).

V.             Recommended elements of the prayer (mustahabbat as-salah)

VI.            Disliked elements of the prayer (makruhat as-salah). What invalidates the prayer (nawaqid as-salah)