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The 5 Fiqhi Maxims

Enter the mind of the legal scholars

What lies behind their thought process when they deliver fatwahs?

Study the 5 maxims which are at the heart of the Shariah.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim will deliver a course on these special nuggets which are the guiding principles of Islam.

When is it?

Tuesday 8th Feb
7pm -9pm plus Q&A
Live on Zoom or watch the recording at your own convenience.

Will I get the recording?

Yes, everyone who enrols will receive the slides and recording.

How do I book?

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£25 £20 Early Bird (until 25th Jan)

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What will the course cover?

  • An introduction to the Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah – What is it? Where does it fit in with the Shariah?
  • An explanation of the history of Fiqhi Maxims and its sources.
  • The distinction between Fiqh, Principles of Fiqh, Maxims of Fiqh and the Aims of the Shariah.
  • The broad application of these Maxims in a variety of fields – such as worship, transactions, contracts, litigation.
  • Five KEY Maxims:
  1. A matter is determined according to intention
  2. Certainty is not dispelled by doubt.
  3. Difficulty begets facility.
  4. There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.
  5. Custom is an arbitrator.

What will I gain?

You will get an overview of the legal framework in Islam and how its components fit together.

You will gain insight into how scholars reason when they arrive at legal decisions.

You will understand how the Maxims are balanced against each other.

You will see the wider ranging scenarios in which these Maxims are applied.

Who is the course for?

 Busy Bee – students keen on being busy in learning good in the company of good people, looking for reminders to refresh their knowledge and practice of Islam, or has a busy life so dips into whatever he or she can within their schedule.

New Muslims – students who have recently reverted to Islam and are looking for authentic, trusted and reliable knowledge delivered to them in an easy to understand and gentle manner.

Path seekers– students who are at the start of their Islamic knowledge journey, keen to learn and understand the foundational knowledge that will help connect better to Islam.

Deep divers – students who have been on the path of acquiring knowledge and feel committed to build their technical depth and understand of the various sciences of the Quran.

Who is the teacher?

Shaykh Haytham is an expert and a holder of some of the highest Ijazas in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings).

His knowledge spans the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought and different Islamic denominations through highly advanced classical and religious texts.

Shaykh has ijazas in Fiqh and Usul al Fiqh.He has studied and taught Comparative Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and published three books on Comparative Fiqh.

Prior to coming to the UK, he worked in Lebanese Shariah courts as a trainee Judge as well as taught comparative Jurisprudence at the Beirut Islamic University- Shariah College.

In the UK he has 20 years of experience advising British lawyers specialised knowledge on Islamic transactions and finance, yet isn’t restricted to this subject area.

He is also chair of Dar al Fatwa in the UK and as an authorised Faqih with knowledge of the Shariah.

With 29 links in his chain, Shaykh Haytham’s unbroken chain of scholarship goes back the Prophet (peace be on him). Mashallah he was blessed with the opportunity to study with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise, including the late Professor Wahba Al-Zuhayli,  the late Shaykh Muhammad Sukkar, the late Shaykh Khalil Al-Mays, Professor Ahmad Al-Haji Kurdi, the late Shaykh Abdul Razzaq Al-Halabi, the late Shaykh Adeeb Al-Kallas, the late Mulla Abdul ‘Aleem Al-Zanki and Professor Mustafa Azami, Mufti Taqi Usmani, Shaykh Nizam Yaqoubi.

He takes a keen interest in promoting love and tolerance within the Muslim community as well within wider society, and voicing the need for social justice. He has a gift for making difficult religious texts accessible to students.

Often consulted by his students for his wise, compassionate and balanced stance, he loves spreading knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah in a way that is authentic, relevant and down to earth.


February 8, 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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