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A Study of Nukhbah al-Fikar

Course Overview

Delivered in English, this unique course covers the entirety of Nukhbah al-Fikar in tremendous detail. The course begins with an introduction to all the various books written in Muṣṭalaḥ al-Hadīth and then begins a deep-dive into Nukhbar al-Fikar.

The breadth and depth covered in the course is quite extraordinary. Each lesson covers PowerPoints, which collectively add to over 100 slides with discussions quoted from the mutaqaddimūn such as Imām al-Shāfīʿī (d.204 AH) and Imām Muslim (d.261 AH) right until the influential scholars such as Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ (d.643 AH) and Ibn Ḥajar (d.852 AH), Al-Sakhāwī (d.902 AH) and Al-Suyūṭī (d.911 AH) and finally leading to the discussions of contemporary scholars such as Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAwwāmah in his footnotes upon Tadrīb al-Rāwī, Shaykh Sharīf Ḥātim al-ʿAwnī in his Sharḥ al-Mūqiẓah, Shaykh Ibrāhīm al-Lāḥim in his Sharḥ al-Nuzhah, Shaykh Ḥamzah Malībārī in his Al-Muwāzanah, Shaykh Khālid al-Dirīs in his Al-Ḥadīth al-Ḥasan.

Whether you are a teacher or student of Muṣṭalaḥ al-Ḥadīth, this course is for you.

Course Curriculum

An Introduction to Muṣṭalaḥ al-Ḥadīth

An Introduction to Nukhbah al-Fikar

How a Narration Reaches Us: Mutawātir, ʿAzīz and Gharīb

A Narration in Terms of Authenticity: Ṣaḥīḥ, Ḥasan and Ḍaʿīf

A Narration In Terms of Practice and A Narration in Terms of Inauthenticit

Remaining Discussions

Further Resources and Books


The content presented in the courses are an accumulation of years of study by scholars who are well-versed in various fields of knowledge. These structured courses are filled with valuable information, and they are presented well. These courses are beneficial for those involved in seeking Islamic knowledge, especially for recent graduates of traditional Islamic institutes.

Abbas Piparwala, Trinidad
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