Dalīl al Ṭālib
Written by the great Ḥanbali jurist Marʿī bin Yūsuf al Karmi (d.1033h), Dalīl al Ṭālib is one of the most recognised primers in Ḥanbali fiqh (law) that represents the relied upon positions of the school. The text is more advanced than other basic primers like Kitāb Furūʿ al Fiqh, Bidāyah al ʾĀbid & Manhaj al Sālikīn. It is similar to Zād al Mustaqniʿ by al Ḥajjāwi, although it mentions slightly fewer issues and is more representative of the relied upon position.
A translation of the text (section of worship) is available to purchase from here. A PDF of the text in Arabic can be downloaded by clicking the button below:
Who is this course for?
The class is suitable for anyone who has some experience in studying fiqh. Although there are texts that are simpler, this text can be studied by beginners as well (unless the student has little to no knowledge of fiqh). The text is slightly simpler than Zād al Mustaqniʿ but has far more masāʾil compared to other simpler texts like: Kitāb Furūʿ al Fiqh, Bidāyah al ʿĀbid or Manhaj al Sālikīn.
How are the classes delivered?
The classes are delivered live via Zoom using high quality audio and visuals. The classes are interactive allowing students to ask questions via audio and a chat box. Moreover, the class will have a dedicated Telegram channel allowing students to engage with the teacher throughout the duration of the course. The teacher will read from the Arabic text as well as the translation of the text.
How long is the course for?
Topcis & Objectives
This is an open-ended class with no fixed date for completion. However, we envisage that the section of worship will take 1-2 years to complete.
Term 1 consists of 16 weeks of study (2 hours per week)
Mondays, 8-10pm BST
Finishing on: 19/12/22
The aim of the class is for students to develop a basic understanding of fiqh according to the Ḥanbali school. By doing so, a student will have the foundations to develop a deeper understanding of the principles and philosophy of Islamic Law.
Topics to be covered in term 1:
Purification and Prayer
There will be weekly assessments assigned. They will be short multiple choice assessments and will be reviewed at the beginning of each class.
The student portal will contain:
Links for the classes
Recordings of lessons.
Is live attendance mandatory?
Who will teach the course?
No, although it highly encouraged. If a student misses a class they can view the recording for the lesson on the student portal. Please note, each recording will remain on the student portal for 2 weeks only. We do not provide lifetime access to our classes as we expect students to view the classes on a a regular basis and complete the course within the term time.
The course will be delivered by the founder of Tawfīq Online Learning, Alomgir Ali, a graduate of al Azhar University (BA Islamic Law) who also possesses a BA in Arabic and English.
The term last for 16 weeks (2 hours of live classes per week). The entire term costs £70 (£60 with the early bird discount). Please note, students need to register for every term. We try to keep our prices low and believe that our fees are very low compared to most online institutions.