Fundamentals of Shariah
Understand Shariah Law with INCEIF
This two-week course from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) provides a simple but comprehensive overview of the foundational teachings of the Islamic faith.
Starting with the Pillars of Islam and tracing the evolution of Islamic law, you’ll discover the rich tapestry of Islamic knowledge. By the end of the course, you’ll have gained the knowledge you need to understand and practise Shariah.
Unpack the tenets and sources of Islamic Law
In Week 1 of the course, you’ll break Islamic Law down into its most fundamental teachings. You’ll unpack the central tenets that have shaped Shariah over centuries: the Five Pillars of Islam and the Six Articles of Faith.
You’ll also learn about the primary and secondary sources of Shariah Law, together with the schools of legal interpretation that have helped develop Islamic thought.
Build the knowledge you need for a fulfilled life and career
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to achieve fulfilment in your life, work, and learning.
You’ll explore the importance of knowledge in Islam, and how Shariah can help you maintain a fruitful student-teacher dynamic.
By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to integrate Shariah teaching into your own life and work.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the significance and purpose of each of the Five Pillars of Islam.
- Assess the diverse interpretations of certain Islamic concepts within different Islamic schools of thought.
- Evaluate the importance and relevance of gaining knowledge in Islam for personal and communal growth.
- Explain the 4 key sources of Islamic law.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the tenets, sources, and applications of Islamic Law.
It will be particularly useful for aspiring students of the Islamic sciences, including Islamic finance.
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