Cordoba Academy for Classical Islamic Sciences would like to announce the start of the Umdat al-Ahkaam Ijazaa Course every Saturday from the 13/2/2010 http://www.cordobaacademy.com/ummdatul-ahkaam.html
Umdat al-Ahkam min Kalam Khayr al-Anaam (AS)
The Reliance of Rulings (al-Hafidh Abdul-Ghani al-Maqdisi)
This is the basic primer in the field of Hadith covering areas of Ahkaam (rulings). It is a compilation of 422 of the most authentic Hadith that can be found in the books, Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih al-Muslim; the two most authentic sources in Islam after the Quran.
The book comprises 20 chapters, which have been arranged in a method conventionally used by Fuqaha (Muslim Jurists). This has been done in order to facilitate the extraction of juristic rulings directly from their authentic source for the ease of students of knowledge. The book covers common areas of Fiqh (jurisprudence) in chapters that deal with matters such as the five pillars of Islam, marriage, buying, oaths, clothing, food, and Jihad.
The text is as popular today as it ever ha been and is taught and memorised widely by those desiring a firm grounding in this field. Due to its continued importance there have been over 20 works dedicated to its explanation one of which extends over 11 volumes.
They also offer complimentary courses for new Muslims and those who cannot afford the classes.
This is a great opportunity for those who cannot dedicate the time to commute to physical lectures or live in rural areas to do some serious learning from the comfort of their homes.
The Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever guides (someone) to a good deed will get a similar reward to the one who performs it." [Muslim]