ISL410 Islamic Jurisprudence of Five Pillars (8)

This subject addresses the study of Islamic law or jurisprudence (fiqh) relating to the five pillars of Islam - the declaration of faith (shahadah), the daily prescribed prayers (salat), fasting during the month of Ramadan (sawm), purifying alms (zakat), and the pilgrimage (hajj) - together with the textual evidence for the basis of the rulings. The rituals related to these practices will be studied together with the criteria and method for practice. Physical cleansing in Islam will also addressed. The Hanafi school of Islamic law will be the primary school studied, however, views and evidence from Shafii, Maliki and Hanbali schools of law will also be discussed.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
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United Theological College

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Islamic Studies (Articulated Set)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate critically the jurisprudence (fiqh) related to the practice of the five pillars of Islam.
  • be able to analyse critically the evidence for the practice of the five pillars of Islam.
  • be able to show an in-depth understanding of the rituals involved in individual, congregational, Friday, eid and funeral ritual prayers.
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ritual cleansing process needed for different circumstances and different practices.
  • be able to demonstrate independent research, organisation, written and oral communication skills through the presentation of a substantial work.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Terminologic Concepts in Islamic Law
  • The Book of Purification and Cleanliness
  • The Book of Salat (Prayer)
  • The Book of Zakat (Almsgiving)
  • The Book of Sawm (Fasting)
  • The Book of Hajj (Pilgrimage)


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.