The Complete Fiqh of Menstruation and Related Issues
Taught by Dr. Ashraf Muneeb
The fiqh of menstruation appears everywhere: someone who does not know how to solve menstruation cases will prone to error in questions of purification, prayer, fasting, reciting the Qur'an, spiritual retreat, Hajj, marital relations, divorce, and many other topics of Sacred Law.
Non-scholars need to learn the fiqh of menstruation to avoid falling into the haram. Scholars explain that learning the fiqh of menstruation is a personal obligation on women, husbands, and guardians of girls, for whom questions of menstruation are a part of their daily lives. Scholars and students of knowledge need to learn the fiqh of menstruation at an even higher level. Without it, they will be unable to guide people and accurately answer their questions in many areas of Sacred Law.
This course is an explanation of Imam Birgivi's authoritative manual on menstruation: Dhukhr al-muta'ahhilin wa al-nisa' fi ta`rif al-athar wa al-dima. He mentions in his introduction that he devoted a large portion of his life studying these rulings, and then distilled them into his manual, which Ibn 'Abidin (the foremost authority for fatwa in the Hanafi school) described as the principal reference for menstruation, lochia, and their related rulings in the Hanafi school.
Dr. Ashraf Muneeb has studied this book thoroughly, written and published his own commentary on it in Arabic, a translation of it in English (co-authored with his wife Hedaya Hartford), furnished it with complete solutions to its case-studies, and received many scholarly authorizations to teach it.
This course is taught in Arabic, and runs for ten weeks each term