Manāqib al-Imām Ahmad (2nd installment)
Classes: Monday 11pm (Cairo time)
Number of classes: 20 (1 hour per class)
In the Manāqib al-Imām Ahmad, Ibn al-Jawzī compiled a huge number of stories, descriptions, virtues and aqidah, fiqh and tasawwuf and zuhd opinions of Imām Ahmad, narrating them with his own chains of transmission.
The course will provide the students with the opportunity to study the Hanbalī Madhhab from the perspective of it's founder, bringing various sciences together to develop a more holistic understanding of the Madhhab.
Due to the volumnious size of the book, the course will be run in instalments with each focusing on one or a few topics at a time until the book is complete.
The first instalment (which is completed) will cover the twelve chapters of the Manaqib, and revolve around the topic of biography; detailing aspects from the younger years of imām Ahmad b. Hanbal and his search for knowledge.
The second instalment will cover chapters thirteen to nineteen of the Manaqib, and deals with the praises of his contemoraries and successors, those who sought his blessings and his fame.
In each course Shaykh Yūsuf b. Ṣādiq will read from the Arabic text and provide explanation where needed. The English translation will also be read to facilitate the students’ learning experience.
All the classes are given in English.
Upon completion of all installments an ijāzah is handed out for the full book, there are no ijazaat for individual installments.