As salaamu alaykum
Insha Allah Islamic Village are piloting some NEW courses to be delivered online by Shaykh Atabek Shukurov an Nasafi.
All the courses are centred around traditional texts or subjects.
We hope to get a group of serious students to complete the texts together. Currently we are wanting to gage relative interest in the following courses:
1. Qawa'id al Fiqh [principles of Fiqh in the Hanafi School]
Text: Kanz al Daqa'iq
Kanz contains a tremendous treasure of concise and summarized Fiqhi information, collected like water in the sea.
Imam al-Nasafi sticks to two main points in this work;
1- sticking to the issues of the Zahir al-Riwayah,
2- and not surpassing the 'mufta biha' sayngs of the three imams i.e. Abu Hanifa, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad al-Shaybani.
An indispensable course for those wishing to understand and engage with the madhab at a higher level, and gain some insight as to how legal verdicts are arrived at.
About the Author:
Abu al-Barakat, Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Mahmud al-Nasafi is known as 'hafiz al-deen'. He was born in the village of 'Nasaf' from the area of 'ma wara' al-nahr' known as 'saghd'. His home town 'Nasaf' was also known as 'Nakhshab'. A famous author, righteous and great Hanafi faqih, al-Nasafi studied under the prominent scholars of his era, such as Muhammad bin Abd al-Sattar Karwari known as 'the sun amongst the scholars', Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali Hameed al-Din Aziz and Badr al-Din Khawahir Zadah.
2. Hadith: Muwatta of Imam Muhammad
"The unqualified truth is that all of the Muwatta is sahih without any exception!" — Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
This quote from one of the greatest authorities on hadith of all time is sufficient recommendation. The version of the Muwatta narrated by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, one of the two leading pupils of Imam Abu Hanifah, directly from his three years of study with Imam Malik will be of particular interest not only to students of Hanafi fiqh, but also to students of hadith in general.
3. Hadith: Athar of Imam Abu Hanifah
The Kitab al-Athar of Imam Abu Hanifah in the narration of Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani.
The Kitab al-Athar was the first book composed in Islam after the generation of the Companions. Al-Imam al-A’zam Abu Hanifah Nu’man ibn Thabit wrote it. It comprises Ahadith that connect directly back to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam (marfu’), those which stop short at a Companion or one of the Followers (mawquf) and those which are attributed to the Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam directly by one of the Followers or Followers of the Followers without attribution to a Companion (mursal).
His companions Imam Abu Yusuf, Imam Zufar, Imam Muhammad, Imam al-Hasan ibn Ziyad, Imam Hammad ibn Abi Hanifah the Imam’s son, Hafs ibn Ghiyath and others narrated it from him.
In the version before us, Imam Muhammad, himself a mujtahid, narrated each tradition from Imam Abu Hanifah and then followed each with some explanatory material, sometimes confirming and occasionally differing with his Imam.
4. Language: al-Ajrumiyyah
This short text neatly brings together the rules of Arabic Grammar. This classical text is best studied by those with some background in basic arabic grammar.
5. Tafsir: Possibly Abu Bakr ar Razi al Jassas's Ahkam al Qur'an
Ahkam al-Qur'an by al-Jassas
This was written by Imam Abu Bakr al-Jassas al-Razi (died 370 Hijrah) who occupies a distinguished place among Hanafi jurists. The deduction of juristic injunctions and rulings from the noble Qur'an is the subject of this book. Instead of explaining verses in serial continuity, he has taken up the juristic details as called for by verses which consist of juristic injunctions. Several other books have also been written on this subject, but this book enjoys a prominent place among those.
The cost of a course [as yet to be confirmed] is estimated at £60 for the whole course.
To register your Interest in which of these you would like to study please email me on