Essentials of Fasting, Zakat and Hajj: Matn Abu Shuja – Part 2
Ustadh Farid Dingle
Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. And verily Allah has commanded the believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers. So the Almighty has said: “O (you) Messengers! Eat of the tayyibat (good things), and perform righteous deeds” [23:51] and the Almighty has said: “O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you” [2:172]. Then he (peace be upon him) mentioned a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying, “O Lord! O Lord!” while his food is haram, his drink is haram, his clothing is haram, and he has been nourished with haram, so how can [his supplication] be answered?”
This introductory series covers a comprehensive manual of the Shafi’i school, Matn Abu Shuja, in four parts. Students shall learn about Fasting, Zakat and Hajj. Lessons will be based on the commentaries of Ibn Daqiq al-Eid and Al-Nawawi al-Jawi, which shall link rulings to hadiths and verses of the Quran.
Each lesson will be accompanied by a graded quiz, with a final quiz at the end of the course:
Week 1: Zakat: Zakatable Wealth; conditions of obligation
Week 2: Zakat on livestock; zakat on savings, gold and silver; mixed wealth and joint accounts
Week 3: Zakat on agriculture and businesses; distributing zakat
Week 4: Fasting: Obligation, moon sighting/calculation
Week 5: Things that break the fast; excuses from fasting
Week 6: Sunna Fasts and sunnas of the fast
Week 7: Expiations and Itikaf
Week 8: Hajj: conditions of obligation; hajj time-line overview
Week 9: Integrals, obligations and sunnas of Hajj and Umra
Week 10: Things haram in pilgrim sancticty; expiations
Students must have completed LAS113 Matn Abi Shuja’ Part 1.