The main aim of this course is to study the Shari’a (Islamic Law) and to be aware of the religion through the statements of the Prophet (pbuh).
1. To learn about the methods of al-Bukhari
2. To thoroughly study the texts and chains of every hadith
3. Be to be familiar with the hadith narrators
4. To discover and analyse the life of the companions who narrated the hadiths as well as al-Bukhari teachers
5. To identify al-Bukhari’s fiqh through his titles in the subsections
6. To differentiate between the way of al-Muhaditheen and al-Fuqahaa

These are some objectives, which are related to Sahih al-Bukhari. However, there are many other objectives which are related to individual chapters in sahih al-Bukhari.
This is an ongoing course, however termly enrolment (16 weeks) is required.
Due to the length of the course book; ‘Sahih al-Bukhari’, it is an on-going study. Therefore, the content of the course is dependent on the chapter that the teacher is analysing, hence we cannot specify content points for the course. However, the study this year is relating to the ‘al-Imaan chapter’ which is the second chapter of Sahih al-Bukhari.
This course does not require any pre-requisites. However, it should be understood that students should be able to speak and understand English. The course prefers that students know a basic level of Arabic reading.
The primary materials for this course are:

1. The course book in Arabic: ‘al-Jami’ as-Sahih’ known as: ‘Sahih al-Bukhari’
2. ‘Fat-h al-Bari’ by Ibn Hajar (d. 852 AH) it is a commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari
3. Hand-outs and PowerPoint slides can be provided every lesson

There are also a number of secondary materials that can be used in this course. The teacher refers to them during the study.
The course does not require any typical written or oral assessments. However, there will be:

• Week 1 - General revision of what was learned and assessing the level of the students
• Week 8 - PowerPoint revision lesson and optional student presentation of a selected issue
• Week 16 - PowerPoint revision, teachers oral reports and student feedback
• Students are recommended to prepare the lesson before they attend based on the lesson objectives
• Students are required to prepare their questions beforehand
• Students are recommended to discuss any current issues that are related to the lessons
• It is an optional project
• There will be a list of different short projects that students can choose from
• Selection is at the beginning of the course (week 1) or by the mid-term (week 8) the latest
• Details of each project can be explained by the teacher
There are a number of references that students will be using. These depend on the topics that the verse is referring to. The main references are as follows:

1. ‘Fat-h al-Bari’ by Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH)
2. ‘Umdat ul-Qari’ by al-‘Aini (d. 855 AH)
3. ‘Siyar Alaam an-Nubalaa’ by adh-Dhahabi (d. 748 AH)
4. ‘Tahdheeb al-Kamal’ by al-Mizzi (d. 742 AH)
Classes are open to all adults; males and females, for people from all walks of life.
The fee for this course is £200 per term.
Please see the payments policy for the available offers.

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  • Hadith (Sahih al-Bukhari): £200
  • 10 Days