HAD312 Legislative Hadeeth I

Course Description:

This course examines the Prophetic Traditions (Ahadeeth) on the subjects of Purification, Prayers, and Funeral. It explores the status of Ahadeeth in complementing the Quranic verses in matters regarding Islamic legislation, highlighting the distinction between these sources of legislation as they apply to matters such as prayers, their prescribed times, the Adhan (call for prayer), Friday and Eid prayers.  A distinction will also be made between the authentic and fabricated Ahadeeth as they relate to Purification, Prayer, and Funeral.

Course Code: HAD312

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: Completing 9 credit hours of Fiqh classes & HAD302.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to verbally explain the difference between legislative and non-legislative Ahadeeth.
  • Students will be able to analyze and decipher in writing, various legislative ahadeeth, stating whom they are legislated for.
  • Students will be able to relate in writing, the deduction of Fiqh rules to their two main sources: the Quran & Sunnah.
  • Students will be able to write short essays on the various opinions of scholars in their treatment of these Ahadeeth.
  • Students will be able to make short presentations distinguishing between legislative Ahadeeth that are accepted and rejected based on their degree of authenticity.

Course Outline:

  • Book of Purification: water, containers & utensils, cleansing of Najasah or (filthiness), Ablution, wiping over the socks, nullification of ablution, etiquettes of relieving oneself, ritual ablution, and dry ablution.
  • Book of Prayer: time of prayer, call to prayer, prerequisites of prayer, partition in front of the one who is praying, calmness during prayer, description of prayer, different forms of prostrations (sujoud), voluntary prayers, congregational prayer, prayer of the traveler and of the sick, Friday’s prayer, praying during times of fear or danger, Eid (festivals) prayer, prayer during solar eclipse and during drought.

Main Textbook:

Bulugh Al-Maram by Ibn Hajar Al-Askalany

Additional On-line Readings:

Umdatul-Ahkaam by Abdul- Ghaney Al-Maqdisy (Available in Arabic only)

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Participation: 40% (10 assignments, 4% each)
  • Oral exam: 20%
  • Mid-Term exam: 10%
  • Research paper: 20%
  • Final exam: 10%

Guideline for Research Paper:

As part of the course, you are required to submit a research paper. The topic chosen must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor. The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • At least ten (10) double-spaced pages (not including the introduction and conclusion).
  • 1 inch margins.
  • 12 pt size (Times New Roman).
  • 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 Hadith, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly mentioned.

Please Watch:

   How to Write A Research Paper

Communication Etiquette:

  • Post all your questions related to the course to the (Online Test) forum.
  • If sending emails directly to the lecturer, please include appropriate label in the subject line (Action Required/Info/Admin) and allow up to 3 working days for reply.
  • Limit telephone communication with the Lecturer to within specified office hours only.
  • When leaving a voicemail, please clearly state your name, course code, and contact number.

Login Instructions:

To attend live – online lectures (on their scheduled time):

Virtual Class Room

Access the course on-line by logging into Online School, accessible from.

Al-Huda Online School

You will need a user name and password to:

  • View the recorded lectures if you missed the live online ones.
  • Interact with your teacher and classmates.
  • Upload and submit your assignments, research papers, and exams.
  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Weekly materials and graded assignments will be posted onto the site by Monday – in sha Allah.
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