Saturday, 16 December 2017
The 4 Schools of Thought Email


Teacher: Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Text: The 4 Schools of Thought
Discipline: Fiqh
Length: 1 Day
Date: Saturday 3rd December 2011
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: London, Birkbeck College
Prior registration is required for this course. Students must arrive at 8:30am on the day of the course.
  • Fees: £35 if you fail to register and just turn up on the day of the event,
  • Fees: £25 (includes refreshments and course materials),
  • Students/Unemployed £20,
  • 10 further hardship discounts available, please contact Al-Salam Institute for further info.


Follow them, leave them or mix them?

An introduction to the various schools of thought within Islam; their origins, development and a critical open discussion of their relevance today.
The course aims to highlight the history behind the origins of various schools of thoughts of Islamic Jurisprudence developed during the early centuries of Islam. It will also teach the etiquettes of adherence to a particular madhab and the correct attitude towards those with differing opinions, with examples from the lives of the companions and the great scholars. The course will also briefly elaborate on biographies and efforts of founders and contributors of the great madhabs of the Ahl Sunnah wa al Jama’h.
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.


Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX


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