FIQ312 Fiqh of Worship 2 (Zakah, Fasting, Hajj, and Jihad )
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This course focuses on some detailed rules of Zakah(religious tax) , Sawm (Fasting), Hajj (pilgrimage), and Jihad; in which every Muslim must learn and understand for the correctness of his/her Ibadah (worship). Some misconceptions regarding Jihad and its difference from terrorism will be discussed.
Course Code: Fiq312
Credit hours: 3
- Students will be able to state the definition of Zakah, list its general concepts, benefits and some specific rulings of Zakah: such as zakatable and non-Zakatable wealth, conditions of Zakah, Zakah on salaries and various funds.
- Students will make a presentation defining Fasting, explaining its pillars, what nullifies fasting, recommended acts, types of expiation for not fasting, and specific rulings on when one is exempt from fasting.
- Students will be able to verbally explain, citing proofs from Quran and authentic Sunnah, how to effectively determine the beginning and ending of Ramadan, and moon sighting vs. calculation.
- Students will write an essay on pillars of Hajj, its obligatory rituals, nullification of Hajj, expiation for violating the rules of Hajj, different Hajj styles, restrictions during Ihram, description of the Hajj done by the Prophet SAAW.
- Students will effectively explain the definition of Jihad, and make a video presentation of its concept, legitimate reasons for applying Jihad, offensive and defensive Jihad, distributing war spoils, and its historical context. Emphasis will be given on clearing the misconceptions some people might have regarding Jihad and its proper implementation.
- Students will be able to verbalize the positive effect and benefits that Zakah, Fasting, and Hajj should have on the individual, the family, and the Ummah when implemented accordingly.
a) 1- Zakah: Zakatable and non-Zakatable wealth, sufficiency of paying taxes only instead of Zakah, conditions for paying Zakah, threshold vs. poverty line, Zakah on salaries & professional fees, Zakah on retirement fund, on stocks and bonds, deductibility of different debts from Zakah,..etc
b) 2- Fasting : Pillars of fasting, determining the beginning and the end of Ramadan, moon sighting vs. calculation, recommended acts during fasting, nullification of fasting, expiation for not fasting, making up the missing days, excuses for breaking the fast: traveling, pregnancy, illness, breastfeeding, aging.
c) 3- Hajj : Pillars of Hajj, its obligatory rituals, nullification of Hajj, expiation for violating the rules of Hajj, different Hajj styles, restrictions during Ihram, description of the Hajj done by the Prophet SAAW
d) 4- Jihad: definition of Jihad, legitimate reasons for applying Jihad, offensive and defensive Jihad, distributing war spoils, Jihad is a state concept.
The Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence By Shaikh Saleh Al-Fawzan
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Grading and Evaluation:
- Minimum passing grade 70%
- Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
- Attendance: 10%
- Mid-Term exam: 10%
- Final exam: 10%
- Oral exam: 20%
- Research paper: 20%
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2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.
3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.
4- The paper must meet the following requirements:
- Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
- Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
- The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
- When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly
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