Fresh Squeezed

Fiqh Maxims

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Fresh Squeezed - Fiqh Maxims (4 credits)

You take your last breath. Your vision of what's in front of you changes. You start to see a new world. This transition is called death. What happens to your body and soul during these times? What will people do to your body? What happens in the next stage of life, the barzakh? Learn about the mysteries of the soul and death. Enlighten yourself to the fiqh rulings regarding funerals and burials. Encounter an experience that is uplifting and iman-increasing.


  • An overview of fiqh, usul-ul-fiqh and al-qawaid al-fiqhiyah (fiqh maxims)
  • Explanation of the 5 grand maxims:
    • Matters are by their intent
    • Harm is to be removed
    • Certainty is not removed by doubt
    • Custom is the basis of judgement
    • Hardship warrants ease
  • How to reconcile different fiqh opinions
  • Changing, delegating, and combining intentions
  • How to make the right fiqh decision
  • Applying fiqh maxims in daily life
  • And much more!

Your Educator

Shaykh Farhan Siddiqi
Shaykh Farhan Siddiqi

Shaykh Farhan was born and raised in the US.
He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BSc in General Biology. He then completed a BA in Arabic language and a BA from the College of Dawah, specializing in Quranic and Prophetic Studies at Umm ul-Qura University, Makkah. He’s working on his MA in Hadeeth and it’s related sciences. He currently serves as an Imam and Director of Religious Affairs at MCNJ and is an ADP Instructor at FKAD Institute.

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