New Course: Uncovered Pearls on the Lawful and Prohibited II

ZamZam Academy is offering a new course taught by Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf

Nahlawi’s Uncovered Pearls on the Lawful and Prohibited (Kitab al-Hazar wa ‘l-Ibaha)
A Truly Beneficial and Inspiring Manual on Ethics, Character, and Creed

By Khalil ibn ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Shaybani al-Nahlawi (d. 1350/1931)
Chapter 5: On Character, Vile Traits & Their Consequences

Register Now, Starts on October 1 2012

Imam Nahlawi’s fascinating work expounds upon the lawful and prohibited related to food and drink, clothing, gender relations, earning a living, and general sins of the tongue, heart and limbs. However, far from being just a fiqh text, it discusses the ethics and virtues related to these issues, providing a well-rounded understanding. Many of the questions you have about daily life will be answered through this manual; you will be exposed to those areas of fiqh rarely looked at, but that govern our everyday actions; and most importantly, you will gain confidence in your every act of worship.

Most of the major fatw? collections contain a chapter on the lawful and prohibited (hazar wa ’l-ibaha). This manual draws from the major works and is supplemented with ample evidence from the Qur’an and hadith. It has been used as a scholarly reference for decades and is now being offered to you with commentary by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman. The rulings in this work are relevant to all Muslims seeking an authoritative Sunni manual on the halal and haram in Islam.

Although the class will be taught from the original Arabic text, understanding of Arabic is not a requirement as a thorough translation will be provided. Students will be able to circumvent the extensive study of classical Arabic that would normally be required to approach a high-level text such as this. Inaccessible on your own, the commentary provided by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman will open the subtleties of what is found in numerous larger works of jurisprudence.

Additionally, classes are to be LIVE each week, followed by a Q&A session in real-time. In the current climate of pre-recorded course offerings, the physical presence of a teacher is of the greatest value. Although we strongly encourage students to attend the live sessions, a recording of each class will be available for the duration of the course. Recordings will be available for online playback; they will not be available for download.

Classes are to begin on September 24 and will meet weekly for approximately 16–17 weeks until February 11, 2013. Students will be given one week for Eid ul-Adha, as well as a 2-week winter break. Prices have been kept comparable/lower to other courses of this nature, as to not make it prohibitive.  If you have been contemplating a course such as this, register now!

View a sample of the Chapter on Vice.

***Attendance/registration for the previous course is not a requisite as the classes are independent.

Class Details

Every Monday (Weekly sessions)
Start Date:
September 24, 2012 – February 11, 2013
9:30-11:00 pm UK Time / 4:30-6:00 pm EST (US)
$140.00 ($35.00/month) | £80.00 (£20.00/month)
Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
This class is being run through ZamZam Academy
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Class Format

The course will be taught online using a virtual classroom through WiZiQ. Students will be expected to follow the lectures as well as any key principles highlighted through an online whiteboard. Questions can be asked using the chat feature and students will need either headphones or speakers to listen to the class.

Testiomonials from Last course

“Courses with Mufti Abdur-Rahman have been truly remarkable. His immense knowledge ranks him as one of the greatest scholars of our age. He has an innate ability to analyze and comprehend the most difficult issues within Islamic jurisprudence. Moreover, he teaches in a way that opens the complexities and knowledge enters the heart. In the courses I have taken with him, I have walked away completely impressed by his ability to combine the traditional methods of learning within a modern system” – Khadija Hyder

“Studying under a scholar of such caliber has been a privilege. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman’s vast knowledge of the Qur’an, hadith and classical texts allows him to explain things comprehensively and decisively. While teaching, he takes the time to clearly answer each and every question. In this day and age, I consider myself fortunate to study under such an authentic and traditional scholar” – Mona Mirza

“Classes with Shaykh Abdur-Rahman are beneficial on many levels. His style of teaching is informative, insightful and spiritually uplifting. It was so much more than I had expected” – Sarah Husain

“Knowledge is not something that can be learned from simply reading a book; it is a gift passed down by the ulema to those willing to receive it. The benefit of studying under a scholar, such as Mufti Abdur-Rahman, cannot be quantified. Rather, I would say with the utmost conviction that as a result of his abilities and knowledge, I have seen a great increase in my understanding of the din, as well as a clearer perspective on issues. Mufti Abdur-Rahman’s teaching style is one that makes you think critically and one that forces you to apply what you are learning. The results are far sweeter than anything one could have cultivated himself” – Abu Adam

“Mufti Abdur-Rahman is an articulate communicator with a wealth of experience and knowledge. His classes take students to an ocean of wisdom, allowing them to gather pearls along the way. His level of teaching is challenging, yet attainable and practical. We are blessed to have a teacher of his abilities and talents. Each of us should avail the opportunity to learn from him” – Omer Imtiaz

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