Fiqh of Worship and Transactions

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-541 1 Fall Sacred Texts and Islamic Sciences 4


This course advances the study of rulings pertaining to prayer, fasting, alms and pilgrimage, the core practices and “pillars” of Islam, as well as common Islamic commercial transactions. Students will study the legal evidence (adilla) and spiritual dimensions of these acts of worship from the authoritative texts of the four main Sunni schools of law (madhāhib),  and also become more familiar with the Shi`a schools. At the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of fiqh regulations, and their proofs from their primary sources and will be encouraged to reflect upon how they are incorporating the knowledge gained into their own applied practices.



“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student