Course Name: Introductory Islamic Law I
The course consists of a detailed study of Imam al-Qudūrī’s (d. 428/1036) al-Mukhtaṣar, introducing students to masāʾil (legal cases) in all abwāb fiqhiyyah (juristic chapters). Within the Hanafi school, al-Mukhtaṣar is known simply as al-Kitāb (The Book) due to its immense influence and authority. The text is distinguished by the clarity of its language, and by being concise and comprehensive at the same time. A proper study of this text will allow students to recall and retain all of the core legal rulings in the school.
Introduction to Ḥanafī Legal Compendia: al-Qudūrī’s al-Mukhtaṣar I