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 2), we learn about the rulings pertaining to restroom etiquettes and various other personal matters.

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

    Etiquettes of Using the Restroom

    • Class Policy & Texts

    • Etiquettes of Using the Restroom Notes

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Recommended Acts

    • Entering the Restroom

    • Exiting the Restroom

    • Using the Left Foot

    • Where & How to Use the Restroom

  • 3

    Disliked Acts

    • Entering with Allah's Name

    • Uncovering Early

    • Talking

    • Natural Holes & Crevices

    • Using the Right Hand

    • Facing the Sun or Moon

  • 4

    Prohibited Acts

    • Staying Longer than Needed

    • Using in Certain Areas

    • Facing the Qiblah or Giving it Your Back

  • 5

    How to Clean

    • Washing & Wiping

    • Material Used to Wipe

    • Conditions of Wiping

    • When Istinja' is Obligatory

  • 6

    Q & A + Quiz [Restroom Etiquettes]

    • Bathroom Etiquettes Q & A

    • Bathroom Etiquettes Quiz

  • 7

    Siwak & Other Matters

    • Siwak & Other Matters Notes

    • Introduction

    • The Siwak

    • How to Use the Siwak

    • The Best Siwak to Use

    • Ruling of Siwak for the Fasting Person

    • Times when Siwak is Emphasized

    • Hadith about Siwak

    • Start from Right Side of Mouth

    • Oiling the Hair

    • Using Kohl

    • Circumcision

    • Female Circumcision

    • Four Disliked Matters

    • Four Recommended Matters

    • Rulings Related to the Beard

    • Plucking Facial Hair, Filing Teeth, Tattoos, Wigs

  • 8

    Q & A + Quiz [Siwak & Other Matters]

    • Siwak & Other Matters Q & A

    • Siwak & Other Matters Quiz