Thursday, 22 February 2018
Weekly Arabic Poetry Email


Teacher: Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Text: Al-Muallaqat (Arabic Poetry)
Discipline: Language
Length: Winter/Spring Semester
Date: Sundays: 17th January - 4th April 2010
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Fees: This course has a fees of £150.
Prior registration is required for this course.


Al-Muallaqat is an anthology of seven pre-islamic Arabic poems. It enjoys a unique position in Arabic literature, representing the finest of early Arabic poetry and depiciting an excellent picture of Bedouin life, manners and modes of thought.
This course is open to both brothers and sisters as it will be taught in a segregated environment. Prior knowledge of Arabic language, particularly Arabic grammar is required from students.
Prior registration is required for this course.


Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an Islamic scholar from the Indian city of Jaunpur and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah.

Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in Ilm ul Rijal [the study of the narrators of Hadith]. He has Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Shaykh Akram Nadwi has a doctorate in Arabic Language and has authored and translated over 25 titles on Language, Jurisprudence, Qur'an and Hadith.

In May 2010, he completed a monumental 57-volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith in Islamic History. Also now available in English is Madrasah Life (2007) the translation (from Urdu) of his personal memoir of a student’s day at Nadwat al-Ulama.

His al-Fiqh al-Islami vol1 published by Angelwing Media is an original compilation of the fiqh (the codified legal rulings) of Imam Abu Hanifah and his school. For the first time in the English language, the detailed rulings of this school are presented together with the evidence on which they are based; every argument is fully and carefully referenced. Also, the author has taken present day circumstances into consideration, making al-Fiqh al-Islami the first authentic, reliable and relevant account of Hanafi practice in the English language.

Shaykh Akram is the recipient of the Allama Iqbal prize for contribution to Islamic thought. As a leading scholar steeped in traditional Islamic learning and in modern academia, Shaykh Akram is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford.


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