Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Weekly Siyar alam al-Nubala Email


Teacher: Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Text: Weekly Lives of the Pious Scholars (Siyar alam al-Nubala)
Discipline: Seerah
Length: 12 Weeks: Autumn/Winter Semester
Date: Sundays: 25th September - 11th December 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00am
Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Fees: The fees is a single payment for all courses.

£210 per term (payment must be received on or before the first lesson)
£20 per day (provided payment is made via the al-salam website and received) by the Friday before the class. This applies to maximum of four individual lessons. If students would like to attend more than four lessons, the full price is payable.
£35 payment made on the day (max of four lessons)
Prior registration is required for this course.


Siyar Alam al-Nubala is one of the many works of al-Dhahabi. The title translates as 'Biographies of distinguished scholars'.

This is an on-going exclusive long term course. In the first session, Shaykh Akram will go through his notes from the circles of Shaykh Yunus.

This course is open to both brothers and sisters as it will be taught in a segregated environment.
Prior registration is required for this course.


Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an Islamic scholar from the Indian city of Jaunpur and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah.

Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in Ilm ul Rijal [the study of the narrators of Hadith]. He has Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Shaykh Akram Nadwi has a doctorate in Arabic Language and has authored and translated over 25 titles on Language, Jurisprudence, Qur'an and Hadith.

In May 2010, he completed a monumental 57-volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith in Islamic History. Also now available in English is Madrasah Life (2007) the translation (from Urdu) of his personal memoir of a student’s day at Nadwat al-Ulama.

His al-Fiqh al-Islami vol1 published by Angelwing Media is an original compilation of the fiqh (the codified legal rulings) of Imam Abu Hanifah and his school. For the first time in the English language, the detailed rulings of this school are presented together with the evidence on which they are based; every argument is fully and carefully referenced. Also, the author has taken present day circumstances into consideration, making al-Fiqh al-Islami the first authentic, reliable and relevant account of Hanafi practice in the English language.

Shaykh Akram is the recipient of the Allama Iqbal prize for contribution to Islamic thought. As a leading scholar steeped in traditional Islamic learning and in modern academia, Shaykh Akram is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.


Oxford Brookes University (Gibbs Building), Headington Campus,
Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP


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