Introduction to Islamic Law

A historical analysis of Shariah and how Muslim Empires functioned

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Shariah (Islamic Law) is one of the most misunderstood topics, by Muslim and Non-Muslim alike. In this powerful new course, Shaykh Ismail Kamdar takes you on a journey of knowledge to help you understand what the Shariah is, how it functions, and why it worked so well for over a thousand years.

This course is based on several important works on Shariah including Dr Wael Hallaq's An Introduction to Islamic Law, Nuruddin Lemu's Shariah Intelligence, and Ibn Ashur's Maqasid al-Shariah. Taking the best from each of these brilliant authors, the course will build a comprehensive understanding of Shariah focused on the following goals:

  • Become familiar with all key terms related to Shariah
  • Gain a deep understanding of how Shariah worked under a Caliphate
  • Analyze critically key historic events that led to the collapse of Shariah Governance
  • Understand the methodologies of interpreting Islamic Law on a deeper level
  • Learn how to respond properly to misconceptions and stereotypes about Shariah

Our curriculum includes 30 videos covering the following important topics:

  • Introduction to Shariah Terms and Figures (2 Lessons)
  • Methodologies of Interpreting Islamic Law (2 Lessons)
  • Goals and Objectives of Islamic Law (6 Lessons)
  • Qadhis (Islamic Judges) and their principles, training and role in Muslim society (4 Lessons)
  • History of the Caliphate and Historical Models of the Caliphate (2 Lessons)
  • Stereotypes and Misconceptions about Shariah - Women's Rights, Slavery, Jihad, Non-Muslim Rights, Criminal Law (5 Lessons)
  • Life under Shariah and features of Shariah society - cultural diversity, awqaf, education system (4 Lessons)
  • Colonialism and its impact on the Muslim World (2 Lessons)
  • Revivalist Efforts and Ideas (3 Lessons)

To facilitate your understanding of this topic, we offering the following amazing bonuses:

  • 8 FREE PDF eBooks
  • Access to 3 FREE online courses on related topics (methodologies of Islamic Law, goals of Islamic law and maxims of Islamic Law)

Do not miss out on this opportunity to understand one of the most misunderstood topics of our time. Sign up now!

NOTE: This course is still under development. We will add a new lecture every week until completion. This course is also available as part of our Islam Intensive program.

Your Instructor

Ismail Kamdar
Ismail Kamdar

Shaykh Ismail Kamdar is a graduate of a traditional Alim program (Talimuddin, 2006) and also holds a Bachelor's in Islamic Studies (IOU, 2014). He has studied Islam in both traditional and modern settings and has been a student of Islamic Studies for over two decades.

He began studying Islam full-time at the age of thirteen, began preaching at the age of sixteen, and wrote his first book at the age of twenty-three. Over the years, he has taught multiple courses and seminars around the world and has worked with multiple leading Islamic organizations across the globe.

He served as faculty manager at the International Open University for ten years, from 2010 to 2020. He is the founder of Islamic Self Help and Izzah Academy. His books are currently available in three different languages, and sold across five continents, in twenty-five different countries.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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