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March 19, 2012


As-salāmu alaykum

We are proud to announce the re-launch of our humble package of online courses.
This time, however, they will consist in recorded sessions, 12 or 13 in total, with 1-2 live Q&A sessions based on what conveniently suits different time zones; while personalized e-mail access by student to instructor will be available throughout the duration of the courses.

The courses will be three in number and will deal with the following topics:

1.    Survey course on Mālikī legal thought. It will include a practical examination of the root sources of that legal methodology, written or otherwise, its arch-principles, the various tributaries from the original Madinan springhead (the Egyptian, Iraqi and Qayrawānī branches), the prominent savants belonging to it and who is who in terms of hierarchical status, its historical development, the modern trends in it (including such hot subjects as mashhūr v. rājih), which texts are relied on for rulings and fatwas, and why, and which ones are conversely discarded in that regard, and the differences within the madhhab. The survey course shall be linked to practical applications of legal concepts to true human situations so as to give a real taste of the living art of jurisprudential reasoning in tackling and solving problems. Eventually, we shall venture into comparative analysis of the Mālikī approach vis-à-vis the other canonical schools, Literalism, Salafism and deviant sects.
2.    Course on the Mālikī fiqh of family affairs: Marriage, divorce, custody, maintenance, etc + facets of ādāb of marital relationship and education of children as elucidated by pristine Mālikī pedagogical sources. Participants shall come out inshallāh with an entrenched, detailed and balanced working knowledge of this broad subject.
3.    Course on the Mālikī fiqh of pecuniary transactions: Sale, money, usury, letting and hiring of services and property, gifts, insurance, the law on debts, mortgage and pledge, finance and partnership, trusts, arch-principles of pecuniary transactions, real life judgments and fatwas, plus related aspects of procedural or adjectival law (forms of judicial redress, methods of testimony etc).

Ibn Shaas’ text ‘Iqd al-Jawāhir ath-Thamīnah, the forerunner of Khalīl’s Mukhtasar, because of its simplicity, well-structured arrangement and comprehensiveness, all intrinsically suited to the modern mind, will be used as partial backbone of courses 2 & 3, though it will be supplemented by a rich material of notes and homework exercises.


Each course will be priced at $80-00.
A package of two courses will cost $120-00; while a combo of three will amount to $180-00.
Payment by Paypal is the ideal; only in the event of the impossibility of doing so, credit card or alternative forms of payments (wire transfer etc) shall be considered [With Paypal, one can pay by credit card or link it to one’s account in any event].
Simply contact us at:;
or by leaving a comment on this website:

The registration ends by 31 August 2012.

Ahmad Alī


Recent Comments
Ibrahim Ray - March 20, 2012 14:04 PM
I would like to register for Course 2 and 3.
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