The Mark of a Jurist in Johannesburg
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August 2008
8.30AM Sharp – 7:00PM both days
Marie CurieÂ Lecture Theatre, University of Witwatersrand,
Medical School Campus, Johannesburg, Gauteng
“Nothing that I have ever studied about Islam, and I really mean nothing… has ever changed my thinking and allowed me to mature in my thoughts about this deen and about what Allah wants from us from our life in the 21st Century, like the knowledge of the rules of Fiqh. A person who learns it – grows wiser by the day and is rewarded with amazing insight into this religion. I think it is appropriate then, that we start of AlKauthar in Johannesburg South Africa with the most interestingÂ aspect of knowledge.”Â Â Â Â Â Â [Tawfique Chowdhury]
The essence of Fiqh is based around certain golden rules which if learnt, summarize to the student – fiqh in its vastness. Through these rules, a person increases in his/her wisdom, achieves scholarly insight, affirms the principles, becomes aware of the specifics and more importantly – these rules clarify to him the goals and purposes of the Shariah.