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This is a Level Three course in the Islamic Studies Curriculum. It covers an intermediate commentary on Imam Athir al-Din Abhari’s fundamental logic primer, Isaghuji. It provides students the opportunity to expand their study of Isaghuji and prepares them for studying higher-level texts, like Tahdhib by Taftazni and Shamsiyya by Katibi.

In this course, Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary, takes students through a word-by-word explanation of Matla‘ by Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyya al-Ansari, which is widely taught in Egypt and Syria.

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About the text:

The Matla‘ is an intermediate commentary on Imam Athir al-Din al-Abhari’s Isaghuji that is widely taught in Egypt and Syria. Since it was written, it attracted the attention of scholars and teachers and elicited a number of super-commentaries. Mallawi, Qalyubi, ‘Attar and ‘Ilish were among the key figures and specialists who wrote super-commentaries on Matla‘.

He also introduced topics – like modal propositions – that were not mentioned by Abhari in his primer to prepare students for studying them at higher-level texts, like Tahdhib by Taftazni and Shamsiyya by Katibi.

About the Author:

Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyya al-Ansari was a prominent scholar of the fifteenth century.

He was also the scholarly father of the late school of Shafi'i jurisprudence. A number of great scholars graduated under his teaching. Shihab al-Din al-Ramli, Ibn Hajar Haitami, Khatib Shirbini, and ‘Abdulwahhab al-Sha'rani were amongst his students and who, in their own right, were world-class authorities.

Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyya wrote in almost every science of the Sacred Sciences and contributed to virtually every field of knowledge.

Who is this course for:

  • This course is for adults.
  • It is particularly beneficial for students of the Sacred Sciences, especially students who are interested in the rational sciences.
  • It is a Level Three course. In order to successfully complete this course, students should take Abhari’s Isaghuji: An Introduction to Traditional Logic.
Learning outcomes:

  • Have a comprehensive and expanded understanding of the principles and rules of Logic as discussed in Abhari’s Isaghuji.
  • Analyze logical arguments and evaluate their validity, using the techniques and principles of Logic.
  • Apply the principles of Logic to Islamic disciplines, such as Kalam, Usul al-Fiqh, and Fiqh; and enhance their understanding of these disciplines.
  • Develop critical thinking skills and improve their ability to reason and evaluate arguments.
  • Expand their knowledge of the Islamic intellectual tradition and explore the development of Logic in the Islamic world.
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