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Course Introduction

Salah is the most important religious duty that Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has given every believer. That makes learning about salah and purification (wudhu, ritual bath, tayammum) an obligatory area of learning, no less important than the prayer itself. Yes, it is fardh to learn the rules of salah.

If you do not know the basic rules of prayer or are yet to learn them as a new Muslim or are someone starting to practise Islam, then the reason why you must study this course is obvious.

For people who do pray and think they know the rules, and may be thinking, this is basic stuff, you should know this: unless you are absolutely certain you are not making serious mistakes, then salah is too important to take risks with. The rules of salah should be learnt thoroughly and revised regularly.

Scholars and imams regularly testify to the basic mistakes they see people make in the wudhu areas and prayer halls of the masajid.

This online on-demand course is a detailed study of the rules of purification and prayer according to the hanafi madhab, the school of jurisprudence that most Muslims in the UK and the West follow. If you do not know which school you follow, then this course can be your introduction to how Islamic law works and a clear guide for your prayer. It doesn’t matter which madhhab you follow.

Mawarid Lifestyle will also run the same course based on other schools of jurisprudence (Maliki, Shafi’i, Hanbali) in the future, InshaAllah.

The course is online on-demand, so you will have access to it all the time to review and double check your knowledge from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, the confidence that this Course will give you will make you an effective teacher of salah for your children and loved ones.


Students will be invited to a chat group with the teacher to facilitate Q&A and constant contact with the teacher.

There will also be scheduled live Q&A sessions with the teacher for more direct help and detailed explanations.

Course Features

  1. Online, on-demand course, with chat and live Q&A with teacher.
  2. Access from anywhere in the world at any time.
  3. Additional reading material and resources.
  4. Course content will be based on established primers in the hanafi madhhab such as Nurul Idhah, Mukhtasar al-Quduri, and al-ikhtiyar as well as their recognised commentaries. This is therefore a detailed course for beginners but also an excellent revision course for students of knowledge.
  5. The course will include tips on spirituality and khushu (spiritual devotion in salah).
  6. It will also include a practical demonstration of all the important rituals such as wudhu, tayammum, and salah.

Who is This Course For?

Anyone who wants to learn how to pray; wants make sure their salah is free from errors; or wants to ensure they know how to teach salah correctly to their children.

The course is suitable for anyone who is 14 years of age or above.

Parents of younger children should do the course and teach the children in an age appropriate way. Some of the content and the style of teaching is not suited to younger children.


There are no prerequisites other than your commitment to learning about your salah and making sure it is correct.

Other Related Courses That You Should Study

How To Improve Quality of Salah
A detailed course on khushu (spiritual devotion in salah). there is a bundle with this course included call the THE COMPREHENSIVE SALAH BUNDLE. If you get the bundle, it works out cheaper.

Memorise More Qur’an For Salah
A course that will help you memorise short meaningful sections from all over the Qur’an.

Please browse our courses page for more courses:

Course Content

Lesson no and chapterTopics
1. Intro to fiqhIntro to fiqh
2. Water and cleanliness from actual impurities1. Types of water in terms of purity and purification.
2. Cleaning physical impurities (Anjas)
3. Istinja
3. Ritual Impurity1. Things that cause ritual impurity.
2. What the ritually impure cannot do.
3. The rules of haydh, nifas, and istihadhah
4. Puberty and takleef (age of responsibility)Puberty and takleef (age of responsibility)
Matters of personal hygiene and cleanliness
5. Ritual purification1. Wudhu
2. Ghusl
3. Tayammum
4. Miscellaneous rulings
6. Before Salah1. Times (when to and when not to pray
2. Adhan and iqamah
7. Obligatory actions1. Shurut
2. Faraidh
3. Wajibaat
8. Sunan and etiquettes1. Sunan
2. Etiquettes
9. Leading salah1. The jama’ah
2. Most worthy to lead
10. Nullifiers of Salah1. Things that break salah
2. Things that are makruh
3. Things that do not break salah
11. Different types of salah and the rules1. Eid, jumu’ah, and witr
2. Nawafil
3. The prayer of the traveller
4. The prayer of the sick person
5. Janazah prayer
6. Other forms of prayer
12. Miscellaneous rulings1. Missed prayers
2. Missed rak’aat
3. Sujud sahw
4. Sujud tilawah
5. Sujud shukr

The above lessons and topics may go through amendments



Dates and Schedule

Access is instant. Study anytime, from anywhere, at your own pace, on most devices.

If you cannot afford it:

We understand that in these times of difficulty some people may not be able to afford to study. We would like to help you. So those who can pay should pay. However, if you cannot, please email and we will arrange for you to pay whatever you can afford. Please do not ask to do the course for free, contribute something.

Brief Teacher Bio

Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad

Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad is co-founder and director of Ebrahim College, an Islamic seminary in East London that trains Muslim faith leaders of the future.

Shaykh Shams has led EC to become a leading contemporary Muslim seminary and one of the largest adult Islamic education providers in the UK with its own research centre, The Centre for Islamic Research and Education (CIRE) which was set up in 2017.

Shaykh Shams is himself an Islamic seminary graduate and has an MA in Islamic studies from the university of London. He has also worked as an Imam, a teacher and deputy head of an independent Islamic school, and a translator of classical Islamic works.

Shaykh Shams is particularly interested in contextualising traditional Islamic studies for British Muslims and faith leaders. He also lectures in Islamic theology, hadith studies, and Islamic jurisprudence at Ebrahim College, and is an active faith leader in the Muslim community.

How you will study this course and terms of study

On-demand online course with chat based and live Q&A and student-teacher engagement: you will view recorded content, complete reading given, engage via chat and then attend scheduled live Q&A via a virtual classroom.

There is a student chat group on Telegram for Q&A and discussions. You will find details in the lessons after enrolment.

All available lessons are accessible upon enrolment but access is based on progress. You have to study the lessons in order and mark each one complete to access the next one. Some lessons have sub-topics which have to be completed in the same manner.

The live Q&A will be scheduled each time a group of students have completed all the recordings. There is no set time for this. InshaAllah, you will find the lively chat facility sufficient, and the live Q&A will a bonus.

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How to Join and Study This Course

  1. Register and pay at the above link. You will be sent a link by email to set your password. Once you’ve set your password, you will have access to the learning management system on the Mawarid website.
    Some users have trouble with the password link, if this happens to you, send us an email on and we will send you a password manually.
  2. You will be sent a confirmation email with instructions.
  3. You will automatically receive access to the course material on the launch date.
  4. To benefit fully from the course, you should complete all reading in advance of watching the recorded class.
  5. Each time you complete a lesson, you must mark it as complete so that your profile is updated on the system.


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