Islamic Institute for Development &  Research [IIDR] in Association with Birkbeck Isoc presents:

A one day intensive course on Fiqh of Fasting [Sawm]

With the blessed month of Ramadan fast approaching, this one day intensive course will guide you through the rules and laws of fasting based on established principles. Any act of worship needs to be based on sound knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah and the teachings of our legal traditions. The course will be taught by young British Muslims Imams who have studied in France, Syria, and Egypt.


History of fasting
The legal position of fasting
Types of fasts Obligations of fasting
Conditions that validate fasting
Things that nullify fasting
Expiations and excuses that expiate fasting
Controversy over Moon sighting and what the classical and contemporary opinions are regarding it
Fasting for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
Women doing the I’takaf – religious retreat in the Mosque
Answers to real life case studies

Above are some selected topics amongst others that shall be covered.

Date Saturday 23rd August 2008
Time 9.30am – 6.30pm

Lecturers: Imam Jilani Miah and Imam Ahmad Faruq

Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
(nearest tube station: Euston Square or Russell Square)

£15  Students / Unemployed
£20  Professional / Employed

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