Fiqh of Life : The Halal, The Haram And The Doubtful




The Hala, The Haram And The Doubtful

(NB! Online Registration has closed please arrive from 6.45pm at the venue to register and pay)

A seven-week course in which attendees will explore the nature of the lawful, the unlawful and all between. Ask and receive scholarly answers to all those nagging questions that are considered too sensitive to mention elsewhere.

(Example: Why do certain things have to be considered unlawful? Why can’t everything just be ḥalāl?)

The Messenger of Allāh [peace be upon him] said: “The lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear. Between the two are doubtful matters that many people are not aware of…” [Bukhārī: 52 and Muslim: 1599]

This course is essential for all concerned Muslims who strive to live an upright life in all of its facets within the limits of Allah Most High, and who desire to reflect the light of Prophetic guidance and excellence in their actions, conduct, and dealings.

In this course, students will learn about the limits of Allah related to everyday life, and will get answers to a variety of critical life questions on food, dress, gender interaction, work, earnings, relations, speech, and the avoidance of sin.

Student will also gain an understanding and appreciation of the wisdom of the Shariah related to the halal and haram, and the way of Prophetic excellence in everyday conduct.

Topics will include:

Session One (The Basics): Initial definitions: Why are some things ḥarām and how common is the ḥarām compared to the ḥalāl? Dangers in the commission of ḥarām.

Session Two (Islāmic principles in relation to the ḥarām): 1- Permissibility is the default. 2- Determination of the allowed and the prohibited is the domain and prerogative of Allāh alone. 3- Prohibition carries the corollary of harm. 4-There is sufficient ḥalāl to generally not require the ḥarām. 5-When ḥarām cannot be avoided except by avoiding something else as well then the latter becomes ḥarām also. 6-Using trickery to the compulsory is ḥarām also. 7-Good intentions do not justify the commission of ḥarām. 8-The avoidance of the doubtful. 9-If something is prohibited it is prohibited to all. 10-Necessity renders lawful what is normally prohibited.

Session Three: The sunnah in eating and drinking: Ḥalāl and ḥarām animals. Islāmic slaughtering. Also intoxicants, drugs and smoking.

Session Four (Clothing and adornment): The general laws pertaining to dress for males and females. Hijāb and Niqāb, which of the two is the sharī`ah requirement? The Islāmic rulings on a variety of related issuses such as make-up, jewellery, plucking of eyebrows, dyeing the hair, tattoos, and cosmetic surgery as opposed to corrective surgery.

Session Five (Business and Earnings): The types of lawful income. The prohibition of acquiring stolen property and its exceptions. Islāmic rulings for interest, gambling, the use of credit cards, insurance and health plans etc

Session Six (Play and Recreation): Finding balance in modern times. Joking and jesting. The virtual reality of social media and the Internet. Games and sports: boxing, karate, chess etc. Music and singing. Movies and the cinema. Holidays or Holy-days?

Session Seven (Interpersonal Behaviour):  With other Muslims. With non-Muslims.

Moulana made the class exceptionally easy to understand and kept the class interesting with his engagement with the class.His knowledge of the topics discussed were also really vast and I appreciated the fact that he often made examples during discussions to ease our understanding.

 Course Presenter

Moulana Muaadth Allie is the Director and founder of The Sakinah Foundation, he also holds the position as senior lecturer (13 years) at the Dar al – Ulum Al – Arabiyyah Al- Islamyyah (Strand), Co-Imam at the Castle Town Road Masjid, Part time lecturer at Darun Na’im Wynberg, Graduate of Darul Ulum Newcastle (KZN). Marriage counsellor, Muslim Students Association (MSA) lecturer, weekly Jumuah lecturer all around Western Cape & Free-lance Islamic / Spiritual advisor & lecturer. Moulana Muaadth has made marriage counselling a passion and helps macy couples through troubled times. Insha-Allah.

Dates, Times and Venues:

Every Thursday for 7 weeks.
Starting: 6th August 2015 – Ending: 17 September 2015
Lecture starts at 7.30pm – 9pm
Doors open 7pm
100 Taronga Rd. (Masjid Hall), Rondebosch East


Once off: R280 (Discount of R20) or
1st Installment of R150 no later than 3 August 2015
2nd Installment of R150 no later than end August 2015

(NB! Online Registration has closed please arrive from 6.45pm at the venue to register and pay)

Terms & Condtions

  • Fees are not transferable to another student
  • No Children under 12 yrs old are allowed in class.
  • Cancelling your place – If you notify us in writing (via letter, email or fax) up to 7 days before the start date of a course, you will receive a full refund of the course fee.
  • If you fail to attend the course on which you are booked and have not given prior notice to us then the course fee will remain payable in full and no transfer will be allowed.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any course because of low registration or events beyond our control. In the unlikely event of cancellation, students will be notified and offered the option to switch to a different course or receive a full refund.

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