Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence (Shariah)
The Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence (Shariah) course provides a comprehensive explanation on the Islamic foundations and principles of the origin of the current Islamic finance system, with a specific focus on Islamic commercial jurisprudence. The course also includes intellectual discussions on the theories of property, rights, ownership, and contracts. The theory of contracts and its pillars are given specific emphasis and is covered in a significant portion of the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an introductory level knowledge of Shariah, Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh (Islamic law, jurisprudence, and its principles)
- Explain and examine the legal framework of the Shariah that underlies the Islamic financial system
- Discuss the key elements of the theory of contracts, through an explanation on what the pillars of contracts are and what conditions are needed to be met
- Explain the process of AAOIFI Shariah standards structuring
- The definition of Shariah, Fiqh, and Usul al-Fiqh
- An overview of Islamic commercial jurisprudence
- The fundamentals of contracts
- The negative elements of contracts
- Key discussions related to Shariah
- Relevant standards from AAOIFI’s Shariah standards
- Case studies
This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in the area of Islamic finance, especially from the perspective of its legal foundations, the Shariah, Fiqh, Fiqh al-Muamalah, and Usul al-Fiqh.
The course is conducted using a combination of lectures, discussions, case studies