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al-Fiqh al-Akbar 2-Day Intensive Course

Sunni Courses presents a 2-day intensive course on the theological masterpiece al-Fiqh al-Akbar, one of the
earliest texts on Islamic Beliefs (Aqida). Taking place in the heart of East London, this is a unique opportunity
for brothers and sisters to read and study the text in its entirety. We adhere to strict segregation and, due to the demand of such courses, run a first-come-first-serve policy.

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About the Text

"Al-Fiqh al-Akbar is one of the earliest texts written on Islamic ­creed and one of the surviving works
of Abu Hanifa,the Great Imam of jurisprudence and theology. Studied for centuries in the
Muslim world, Al-Fiqh al-Akbar offers a more nuanced, textured approach to understanding
divine oneness (tawhid), the focal point of Islamic belief. It refines one’s understanding of the
Creator, the messengers and divine communication, and enables one to gain much-needed
insight into the realities of this life and the events of the hereafter. " - Source: WhiteThreadPress

About the Author

“Al-Nu`man ibn Thabit al-Taymi, al-Imam Abu Hanifa (d. 150), called "The Imam" by Abu Dawud, and "The
Imam, one of those who have reached the sky" by Ibn Hajar, he is known in the Islamic world as "The Greatest
Imam" (al-imâm al-a`zam) and his school has the largest number of followers among the four schools of Ahl al-
Sunna. He is the first of the four mujtahid imams and the only Successor (tâbi`i) among them, having seen the
Companions Anas ibn Malik, `Abd Allah ibn Abi Awfa, Sahl ibn Sa`d al-Sa`idi, Abu al-Tufayl, and `Amir ibn

Abu Hanifa is the first in Islam to organize the writing of fiqh under sub-headings embracing the whole of the
Law, beginning with purity (tahara) followed by prayer (sala), an order which was retained by all subsequent
scholars such as Malik, Shafi`i, Abu Dawud, Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, and others. All these and their
followers are indebted to him and give him a share of their reward because he was the first to open that road
for them, according to the hadith of the Prophet: "He who starts something good in Islam has its reward and the
reward of those who practice it until the Day of Judgement, without lessening in the least the reward of those
who practice it. The one who starts something bad in Islam will incur its punishment and the punishment of all
those who practice it until the Day of Judgement without lessening their punishment in the least." Al-Shafi`i
referred to this when he said: "People are all the children of Abu Hanifa in fiqh, of Ibn Ishaq in history, of Malik
in hadith, and of Muqatil in tafsîr."

Al-Khatib narrated from Abu Hanifa’s student Abu Nu`aym that the latter said: "Muslims should make du`a to
Allah on behalf of Abu Hanifa in their prayers, because the Sunan and the fiqh were preserved for them through
him. Al-Dhahabi wrote one volume on the life of each of the other three great Imams and said: "The account of
Abu Hanifa’s life requires two volumes." His son Hammad said as he washed his father’s body for burial: "May
Allah have mercy on you! You have exhausted whoever tries to catch up with you."”

(Source: As-Sunnah Foundation of America)

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About the Teacher

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera graduated from Darul Uloom Bury, North England, where he
memorized the Qur’an by the age of fifteen and completed the ‘Alim program, receiving authentic certifications
(ijaza) in numerous Islamic disciplines including Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, and hadith (with particular
emphasis on the six canonical collections of hadith (Sihah Sitta) and the Muwattas of Imam Malik and Imam

Upon graduation he travelled to South Africa, where he attended Madrasah Zakariyyah, then to Syria, where
he received certification in Qur’anic recitation from Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and certification from
Shaykh Adib Kallas after reading Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari’s Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar and attending lectures on other
classical texts of Islamic creed (‘aqida). He then travelled to Saharanpur, India, where he received a formal
authorization to issue legal rulings (fatawa). Shaykh Abdur-Rahman attained additional certifications in hadith
from such great scholars as Shaykh Muhaddith Habib al-Rahman al-A‘zami, Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi
and Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Awwama.

Shaykh Abdur Rahman has authored many books in the English Language, most notably Fiqh al-Imam. He is
currently an Imam of a masjid in North London where he resides with his family.

(Adapted from WhiteThreadPress)

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Dates & Time: Sunday 13th and 20th March 2011 | 10am - 6pm

Course Fee: £40 [£35 early-bird discount if booked before the 13th of February 2011.
Course fee includes course pack, lunch (HMC) and light refreshments. A contribution from
the course fee will also be given to a major charity aiding orphans inshaAllah]

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