(Note: This is a two part series, part 1 will be on Saturday 28th November and part 2 will be on Sunday 29th November, both events start at 12:30PM GMT. You only need to register once to attend both events.)
Many of us have heard of the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali Madhabs (Islamic school of thoughts), some of us would class ourselves belonging to one these Madhabs. But who were the incredible individuals that established these Madhabs and how does their work affect us today?
Join us for an amazing 2-part webinar series exploring the life and contributions of the 4 great Sunni Imams; Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam As-Shafi’i, Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal.
Part 1 Saturday 28th November 2020
Imam Abu Hanifa (Hanafi Madhab)
Imam Abu Hanifa al-Nu’man ibn Thabit was born in Kufa and became one of the most exceptional scholar of Islam. Having met some of the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and he is counted among the Tabi’un (2nd generation of follower).
He is renowned for his piercing intellect, diligence, integrity, courage and resolve in the face of oppression. Islamic Science and jurisprudence as we know it was largely due to his revolutionary efforts.
Imam Malik (Maliki Madhab)
Imam Malik ibn Anas the founder of the Maliki school was among the first of these great scholars along with Imam Abu Hanifa. He lived his entire life in Madinah where much of the Noble Qur’an was revealed and most of the legal Islamic practices were established.
Imam Malik was legendary not only for his mastery of Qur’anic and Hadith sciences, but also for his piety and love for the blessed Prophet (pbuh). He spent his life learning, recording and clarifying the legal boundaries and precedents passed down by the first two generations of Muslims.
Part 2 Sunday 29th November 2020
Imam al-Shafi’i (Shafi’i Madhab)
Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi’i was born in Gaza, Palestine and raised in Makkah. He studies with Imam Malik in Madinah and with Imam Abu Hanifa’s colleague Muhammad al-Shaybani in Baghdad. Imam Shafi’i’s understanding of Quranic Tafsir and his Hadith scholarship were altogether exceptional.
In just four years he produced an entirely new system of jurisprudence embodied in his book al-Umm. This achievement was followed by his epoch-making exposition (Risala) on the intellectual basis of Jurisprudence.
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (Hanbali Madhab)
Imam Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal spent 16 years travelling in the quest for knowledge, one of his teachers being Imam Shafi’i. As the compiler of a colossal Musnad, he had as broad a knowledge as his predecessors.
Living just after the first three generations of exemplary Muslims, Imam Ahmed faced an entirely different set of challenges compared to his three predecessors. A rapidly expanding urban development and imperial government that affected much of the Muslim communities, Imam Ahmed had to develop a new approach in dealing with legal issues.
A brief outline of topics covered:
1. Demographics (base and influence)
2. Early life
3. School of Thought (the 4 Sunni Madhabs)
4. Contribution to Knowledge
Shaykh Dr. Abu Ibrahim has a PhD in law, specialising in Islamic Family Law. He also has a Masters in Islamic studies and has completed his Alim course. He has written academic papers published by both Cambridge and Oxford University. The Shaykh is an Imam and Khateeb and delivers Islamic lectures throughout the UK. He regularly works with Muslim charities, community organisations, and educational institutions including Islamic Societies (ISocs).
We strongly recommend that you are prepared to take notes during the webinar.
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