• Zack Shaheen

A brief tour of Islamic Knowledge.

What are the areas of discipline that every Muslim should know and study?


Designed and edited by Faddy Shaheen
Designed and edited by Faddy Shaheen

Lecture (Audio & Video)

The Areas of Study in Islam

(Based on Quran, Sunnah, and Scholars opinion).

The Family of Sunnah and Community

1. Theology

a. Who is Allah?

b. What is our creed?

2. Methodology

a. Worshipping practices by the prophet Mohammed.

b. Jurisprudence: Theory/rulings based on four schools of thought (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hambali, and others.

3. Biographies

a. Life history on the Prophets, Messengers, Wives, Companions, and others.

4. Hadith Sciences

a. Hadith Scholars: Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan An-Nisai, Sunan Abu Dawood, Jami Al-Tirmithi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Al-Muwataa (Imam Malik Ibn Anas), Musnad Ahmad, Shamaiel Mohammediya, Works of Imam Nawawii, Bulugh Al-Maram, and others.

5. Quran Sciences

a. The study of Tajweed and Narriations.

b. The study of commentaries.

6. The Study of the Arabic language

a. Grammar and Spelling.

b. The science of poems and use of words and etc.



اصول الفقه

Pure/Sources of knowledge

By Faddy Shaheen

A. “Usul and Asl” by definition:

a. The word “Usul” is the plural of “Asl”.

b. Asl can be meant by: Root, origin, principle, source, foundations, etc.

c. In terms of Islamic Law, it means Principles and Proofs.

B. “Fiqh” by definition:

a. Literally “fiqh” means to understanding and to comprehend something.

b. A “faqeeh” means a person who has understanding and comprehension of something in depth.

1. معرفةالنفسمالهاوماعليها.

General meaning: “An individual knowing their rights and responsibilities.

2. العلمبالاحكامالشرعيةالعلميةالمكتسبةمنادلتهاالتفصيلية.

More detailed meaning: “The knowledge of practical legal rulings derived from their detailed evidence”.

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