About this Course

This is a great introductory course for anyone interested in studying Fiqh (the practical Islamic rulings which are derived from detailed evidence and proof).  Shaykh Ahmed Abdelwahab teaches from the famous, concise beginner's level text of the Hanbali Madhhab, "Umdat At-Talib".  In this course (part 1), we learn about the rulings pertaining to water, as well as the vessels that hold water.

About the Instructor

Dr. Ahmad Abdelwahab was born in Maryland, USA and lived a large portion of his life in Maryland as well as Saudi Arabia.  His academic achievements include graduating with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.  He then went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah, where he earned a Bachelor's from the College of Shariah, and then both a Master's and PhD in Fiqh.  He is the first American to earn a PhD in Fiqh from the Islamic University of Madinah.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Class Policy & Texts

    • Introduction & Rules Of Water [Lesson #1] Notes

    • Methodology

    • Different Opinions within the Madhhab

    • Why Study a Madhhab?

    • Biography of the Author

  • 2

    Rules of Water [Lesson #1]

    • Introduction

    • What is Taharah?

    • Types of Taharah

    • Types of Water

    • Sizes of Water

    • Tahoor

    • Tahoor & Disliked

    • Lesson #1: Q & A

    • Rules of Water Lesson #1 Quiz

  • 3

    Rules of Water [Lesson #2]

    • Rules of Water [Lesson #2] Notes

    • Introduction

    • Tahoor & Disliked: Explained

    • Specific Case Related to Adult Women

    • Categories of Tahoor

    • Tahir Type #1

    • Tahir Type #2

    • Tahir Type #3

    • Tahir Type #4

    • Najis (Impure) Water

    • Tahoor Water used for Taharah

    • How to Clean Impure Water

    • What Causes Water to Become Impure

    • Matters of Doubt

    • Contemporary Issues

    • Lesson #2: Q & A

    • Rules of Water Lesson #2 Quiz

  • 4

    Rules of Vessels

    • Rules of Vessels Notes

    • Introduction: Vessels

    • Default Ruling of Containers

    • Gold and Silver Containers

    • Using Prohibited Containers

    • Used Clothes & Vessels of Disbelievers

    • Purity & Impurity of Animals

    • Islamically Slaughtered Animals

    • Skin of Dead Animals

    • Parts of Dead Animals

    • Severing Part of an Animal During its Life

    • Rules of Vessels Quiz