Islamic work can be very draining, with a plethora of ideas and concepts coming up each day it can be confusing and easy to get dragged into a line of thinking which shapes your entire view of faith and religious practice.
While we view Islam as being synonymous with Islamic Law, we often tie in the words, Shari’ah and Fiqh into the term Islamic Law, while they are not necessarily solely confined to the issues of Law. Shari’ah is interchangeable with the word Islam, and Fiqh simply means understanding and is at times used in Islamic texts to encompass a greater understanding of the issue being discussed.
It has been my feeling for a while that young brothers & sisters who being to study their faith often get caught-up in discussing fine details of Islamic legal code, while forgetting that the details are not really so important, that one’s believe in God and worship of Him take precedence and then one should work to reform their character, known as Khuluq or Adab in the Islamic tradition.
It is not my norm, but I was asked if those who attend the class could get access to the audio recording (done by a very thankful yet sneaky student).
Keep in mind that the entire talk was done without any preparation or notes and I relied upon my memory so don’t quote me on any quotes 😀