The first level of Whitethread’s course, “Mastering the Fiqh of Menstruation,” was an in-depth study of Imam Ibn ‘Abidin al-Shami’s commentary on Birgivi’s Manual (Manhal al-Waridin). The course, taken by over 500 students, focused primarily on Imam Abu Yusuf’s rulings. However, students and instructors equally felt it would be beneficial to study Imam Muhammad’s opinion.
The second level of this course will now delve into relevant sections of Imam Farid al-Din ‘Alim ibn al-‘Ala’s Al-Fatawa al-Tatarkhaniyya (d. 786) and Imam Burhan al-Din Mahmud ibn Ahmad ibn Maza al-Bukhari’s Al-Muhit al-Burhani (d. 616). Students will attempt to extract foundational principles of Imam Muhammad’s opinion to understand his application of menstruation (hayd) and purity (tuhr) rulings. There will be a comparative analysis between the commonly applied views of Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad. We will also explore other important opinions within the Hanafi school.
"I have had a great, enjoyable and beneficial experience at whitethread institute. Alhamdulillah this course has taught me to understand correctly and to assist others confidently in the majority of day to day cases. I would highly recommend this to others especially to those who deal with these matters. Without a doubt, inshallah anyone who enrols in this course would benefit by expanding their understandings and correcting their misunderstandings."
"The course has significantly helped me to feel more confident in applying the concepts to work out masail, Alhamdulliah. we are grateful to have had this opportunity to study in a class of mastery. Truly blessed."
"Alhamdulillah the course has been an amazing learning experience which I found to be in depth, clearly explained throughout and taught in a most engaging manner. Being it the first time joining an online class, I was very hesitant initially- however I feel now I couldnt have made a better choice and would definitely recommend studying under respected Mufti Abdur Rahman saahib. We covered such things that I’ve never been taught in years of studying the topic."
"This course proved to be an invaluable experience. In teaching such a complex and intricately detailed topic, respected Mufti Sahab is providing a great service to all who seek to further their knowledge. He was very patient in fielding all of our questions and explained everything very thoroughly. I truly learned a lot, and feel prepared to apply what I learned. I highly recommend this course to those who are interested in cementing their understanding of menstruation, and to those who wish to become a resource for those around them."
The text of Al-Tatarkhaniyya is based on Al-Muhit al-Burhani without the focus of evidentiary proofs.
While the text of Al-Tatarkhaniyya is based on Al-Muhit al-Burhani, it differs in that it presents multiple case laws (masa’il) without going into evidentiary proofs.The author primarily quotes from Al-Muhit, while adding relevant portions from other juristic texts. A better understanding of this will be ascertained as we complete the reading.
Sections similar to the Manhal will be excluded from review in this course.
It is recommended for students to review the text of Al-Muhit al-Burhani in advance of the course.
A few students will be asked to follow from published editions of Al-Muhit al-Burhani, to correct any mistakes as the Shamela edition has many errors. We will also have someone using the old edition of Al-Tatarkhaniyya, with previously made annotations.
The course will run from Monday 24th May to Wednesday 16th June 2021 for a duration of four weeks. The class timings will be every Monday to Wednesday from 11.30am – 1.00pm.
Our recommendation is that students attend the live sessions. Recordings will be made available for those unable to join the live class.
(An ability to read and comprehend classical Arabic texts is preferred to fully benefit from this course)
|Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera|
|4 Week Course|
|Sunday 23rd May 2021|
|Wednesday 16 June 2021|
|Online (On-site available subject to Covid regulations)|
|£49.00 (£25.00 for students in Africa & Asia)|
A British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later undertook studies in ifta’ at Madrasah Zakariyya, South Africa, under Mufti Rada’ al-Haqq, and then at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India, under Mufti Muhammad Tahir Ghaziabadi. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His PhD research was a critical edition of Shaykh Abu ‘l-Layth al-Samarqandi’s Kitab al-Nawazil, hailed as the first fatwa collection in the Hanafi school. He holds an honorary fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College and at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Mufti Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West.