The Legal Verses (part 1)

These 15 videos were created for Legal Verses (part 1) on Islamic Literacy. We are now offering access to them as an audited self-paced course with no live sessions. To find out more about the course, click here.

Course Description: It is commonly said that about 500 of the Qur’an’s verses relate to practical matters. These are referred to as āyāt al-aḥkām or “legal verses.” The study of these verses is an important sub-genre of Qur’anic exegesis, and understanding them is key to knowing our duty before God. In this course, we shall make a systematic study of these verses, taking the help of generations of jurists and exegetes, to better understand what our Lord wants of us. In part 1 of this course we cover 26 verses on the following topics related to purity, prayer, and fasting:

1 – Wuḍūʾ, Ghusl, and Tayammum
2 – Prohibition Against Entering a Mosque while Inebriated and while Junub 
3 – Prohibition Against Intercourse During Menstruation
4 – Prohibition Against Touching the Qurʾān without Purity
5 – Prohibition Against Letting Polytheists Enter the Sacred Mosque
6 – Shortening One’s Garments
7 – The Perpetual Obligation to Pray
8 – Attentiveness in Prayer
9 – Humility and Attentiveness in Prayer
10 – Persistence in Prayer
11 – Obligation to Fast
12 – Obligation to Fast
13 – Obligation to Fast
14 – Concessions During the Eve of the Fast
15 – Prayer Timings
16 – Prayer Timings
17 – God’s Exaltation of Himself
18 – Dhikr Before Sunrise and Sunset
19 Dhikr Before Sunrise and Sunset 
20 – Dhikr Before Sunrise and Sunset
21 – Change in Qiblah
22 – Wearing Adornments for Prayer
23 – The Seven Points of Prostration
24 – Dhikr in Rukūʿ and Sujūd
25 – Dhikr in Rukūʿ and Sujūd
26 – Praying in a Vocalized and Whispered Tone

Course Structure:

  • This is a self-paced audit course with no live sessions.
  • Video links and detailed lecture notes will be shared after enrollment.

Course Fee:

  • $50

Deadline to Register:

  • Register by Jan. 24, 2024


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