Islam and the Islamic world have played and continue to play a major role in world history. In the century following the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 C.E., Islam spread widely and Muslim rulers created an empire that extended from North Africa to South Asia. The empire was greater than that of Rome at its zenith. While the West passed through its Dark Ages, Islamic civilization flourished, making major contributions to mathematics (Arabic numerals, algebra, geometry), philosophy, medicine and other sciences, art, and architecture.
The certificate in Shariah provides a deep understanding of how rulings are derived from Quran and Sunnah. It enables a student to understand the Islamic legislation from the point of view of a scholar. This course revolves around the study of Fiqh and its sciences.
Upon completion a student will be able to transition to more advanced studies as well as delving into the classical books of the Fuqahaa. The student will have studied the majority of sub-topics in Fiqh of both brands of Ibaadaat (Worship) and Mu’aamlaat (transactions). Fiqh 1 is the first module in which an overview of the various sub-topics of Fiqh is studied. This, and the two following modules, will be divided according to classic Fiqh chapters. In the first module, the Fiqh of Tahaarah (purification), Salaah (prayer), Zakaah & Siyaam (fasting) will be covered.