Manāqib al-Imām Ahmad
Starting date: July 4th
Classes: Monday 11pm (Cairo time)
Number of classes: 15 (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 will cover the first ten 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.
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 the course an ijāzah is handed out.