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Usool Al-Fiqh

(Principles Of Jurisprudence)

Past Courses

Level: False Beginner/ Intermediate

Al-Waraqaat (Imam al-Haramayn Diyyah al-Din Abdul Malik al-Juwayni)

Leaves (pages) on the Principles of Fiqh



This is the fundamental primer in the Science of Usool al-Fiqh particular to the Shafi Madhab. It was authored by one of the greatest scholars in the field of Usool who had inherited his understanding in this subject from Imam Mohammed ibn Idris al-Shafi’ee the foremost authority and the first to author in this complex yet fundamental science.


Scholars past and present are unanimous in the acceptance of this text and the benefit that it contains for the student of knowledge who wants to begin grasping the essentials in this field and it is regularly taught to students of other madhahib due to the immense benefit that is contained within a few leaves and the similarity in the basics.


Essentially, Imam al-Haramayn’s Waraqaat is a valuable summarization in the subject of Usool al-Fiqh. The dedication by scholars throughout the ages given to this work bears witness to its fame and acceptance. The innumerable commentaries penned expounding on its content render it a scholarly work; while the concise, meaning-packed passages make it an excellent presentation for one’s first step into the subject.


What’s in it for me?


Study terminology used by the Fuqaha (Muslim Jurists) in deriving rulings

Learn the basics of how Fuqaha analyse, recognize and extract vital rulings.

Expand your receptive vocabulary by learning commonly used Arabic words

And much more…


Student requisites


Students must be able to:


read Arabic with vowels

dedicate 3 hours per week

use PDF and Word files

attend weekly class

Materials provided

Arabic text with full tashkeel (Arabic Vowels) in PDF & WORD

Complete English translation of Arabic text.

Full written commentary in Arabic

Supplementary materials related to the Science


This course will be completed within one term of approximately 16 hours. If you are interested in studying this course and would like to know course dates, please register your interest by filling out the form at admissions or emailing cordobaacademy [at]

Upon completion

This is an Ijazah course and students who attend and understand the principles covered in the text will be honored with a written Ijazah going back to Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni. For more detailed information please see FAQs.

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