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 Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali schools of law will also be discussed.
Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation
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