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Ḥanbali Fiqh

Dalīl al Ṭālib

Ḥanbali Fiqh:
The Book of Purification and Prayer

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?

Please note, the classes have already been delivered and recorded. The Book of Purification was delivered live with student interaction whereas the Book of Prayer was pre-recorded without student interaction. We do not normally offer previously delivered classes as we focus on live learning, however, due to demand, we have decided to offer limited access to the recordings for the benefit of those who wish to continue studying the book from The Book of Zakāh (term 3) starting in September 2023 insha Allāh. 

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.

Upon registration you will have access to all of the recordings (31 lessons) for a duration of 6 months only. If you do not watch the lessons within 6 months you will have to register for access to the recordings again. 

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 covered: The Book of Purification and Prayer


Student Portal

Each lesson has a multiple choice assessment. 

The student portal will contain:

  • Resources

  • Assessments 

  • Recordings of lessons.

Who will teach the course?

Course Fees

£100 (£90 after the early bird discount) for access to the 31 lessons for the duration of 6 months. Please note, if you do not watch the lessons within the six month period, you will have to register again if you would want to complete watching the classes.

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. 

Further information 


Mobile: +447516227693 

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