This course is for those who want to refresh and advance their knowledge in Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and develop confidence in responding to normal everyday queries. ‘Alimiyya students sometimes lose touch with fiqh after the fourth year of the course or feel that they had not put sufficient effort into it during their earlier study of it. In fact many graduates who become imams or teachers start experiencing the practical demands and questions of the wider society and feel the need to reconnect with their fiqh or even undertake a fresh study of it.

If this has been your feeling then the Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence Program is designed for you.

  • Dates

    The course starts in September 2023

  • On-site and Online

    Recordings Available for this course

  • Course Fee


What our students say about the program

“The Whitethread Jurisprudence Course is nuanced course with very proficient teachers. Before I did this course, my grasp of Fiqh was limited to english primers due to not being ʿĀlimiyyah graduate as yet. Despite not studying Qudūrī and Uṣūl al-Fiqh previously, the lessons were clear and easy-to-grasp, yet not too slow-paced. The pace in the Uṣūl al-Fiqh is a little faster, but it really helped develop the ability to understand texts in Arabic without relying on English translation. For me, this was the highlight of this course, learning to read and understand Fiqh texts in Arabic, without needing to first translate it into English. The other highlight was the emphasis on accurate translations, this course really helps breaking the bad habit of approximate translating. Would definitely recommend to ʿĀlimiyyah students as well as graduates.”

Z. Arbee, South Africa

“The Jurisprudence course definitely surpassed my expectations, the way it is taught gives the student the confidence and ability to interact with the text, we were also encouraged to check other books and commentaries which helped deepen my understanding across the many subjects covered. Chapters that may seem daunting like buyu’ are taught in a manner easy to understand and retain. We got to cover most chapters alhamdulillah and it was a great recap of the fiqh while putting the rulings into context with modern issues. All the teachers were amazingly helpful in the way they taught and I never felt left out just because I didn’t understand something, rather questions are encouraged and welcomed by all the teachers which helped create a healthy classroom environment for us to thrive in. The dalaail and history of the madhab lesson was extremely helpful in answering many of the oft repeated questions directed at the madhab and its founders. I felt we were exposed to many different books both classical and modern that we could refer to in helping us understand these objections while also giving us the ability to answer them with confidence. I pray students take part in these courses to equip themselves with the tools to deepen their understanding of this beautiful deen of ours. Finally I pray Allah blesses all our teachers, the students and that Allah takes the institute from strength to strength ameen!”

Adel Rahman

“…The institute is built around a developed level of study, it broadens your mind to a new way of living. The style of teaching is very well adapted to the times we live in which is essential for any British Muslim seeking out Islam. I recommend the institute to all seekers of Islam and pray Allah makes it easy for you.”

Shirin Sheth, UK

“Alhamdulillah very pleased to have joined this course. A must take for grads of Dars e Nizami courses. The lessons create confidence for those serving their communities as imams, teachers etc. and make up for the deficiencies/laziness from the days of studying in madrassah. Masha’allah I can only describe the teachers as Gems, full of knowledge and also ready to help. Taking this course has opened up to me just how much more there is to learn!”

Zayd Mehtar, UK

“The Advanced Jurisprudence course has been a very beneficial experience for me. Not only are the instructors demonstrably knowledgeable in their respective fields, but they are great teachers. Students are encouraged to ask questions in class and instructors make themselves available through discussion forums.”

Umm Abdillah

“Despite being an online student and not being in-person at the Institute, I have found that the course has helped me to make the jump from simply sufficing with the text I am studying to regularly referring to other texts and resources to verify my understanding and to gain more depth, both because of the teachers and other students. It has also enabled me to understand the abwab of Fiqh much better than I had before, which in turn has increased my confidence when needing to convey masa’il to others.”

Imran Ahmed

“Immensely beneficial and completely interactive course, gave me the right understanding and confidence of even the most complex masa’il. In buyu’ (trade), it gave good insight in dealings with contracts of sharikah, mudarabah, waqf, hiba, wakalah, Kafalah, etc…… This course taught me to be responsible, liable, scrupulous and accountable in my everyday actions, dealings and speech. My personal message to Alims and Alimas is … take up these courses and develop yourselves in a short span of time, and become a source of guidance and spread the noor of this ilm in your community …. No words can do justice for what this course gave me. Alhamdulillah.”

Nassuha Ebrahim, Saudi Arabia


Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel
Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri


One Academic Year

Course Start Date

September 2023


On-site and Online (Recordings of the live sessions are available for this course)


Monday to Wednesday 8:30am to 12:30pm British Standard Time

Exams & Assignments

Mid Term Exams: 2 Exams & 1 Assignment
End of Year Exams: 2 Exams  & Research Project

Course Fee

Register by 31 July to get 50% Discount.
Register by 14 August to get a 30% Discount
Register by 31 August to get a 20% Discount

(Monthly Instalments Available)
Instalment over 3 months option ends 31st August
Instalment over 6 months option ends 31st July



*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to ongoing development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.

Mufti Zubair Patel

Course Instructor

Mufti Zubair Patel graduated from the Alimiyya and Ifta’ at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda Blackburn in 2005. He subsequently was selected to teach at the same institute for 3 years. Since leaving Blackburn, He has been teaching at Imam Zakaria Academy, Forest Gate, London where he holds a senior post and is well loved by both students and teachers alike, along with teaching at Jamia Al Rawda nearby.

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri

Course Instructor

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri began his studies in the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury where he enrolled into the Alimiyya program. He then transferred to Imam Zakariya Academy, London where he completed the program. Thereafter he completed an MA in Islamic studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is currently a teacher at Imam Zakariya Academy in the Alimiyya program and a second year PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Shaykh Zeeshan is known for his avid love for reading and research and is therefore in charge of library and literary resources development at Whitethread Institute.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any live sessions?

    All the sessions are live and available on-site and online.

  • Are we allowed to share the course with our partners or siblings?

    We expect all students who pay for the course to have explicit use of the content and should not be shared, therefore if your partner or spouse wants to take the whole course, then we would advise purchasing the course, if you want to make them aware of some snippets or questions which are relevant to them, then that is fine, everything in the resources section are available for free and can be shared.

  • Do we have lifetime access to the recordings?

    Unfortunately, all our sessions are copyright of Whitethread Institute, therefore students are not allowed to save, record or recreate the content of the sessions as the content is constantly updated. We do provide resources that are free to download or share.

  • Are there any funding opportunities for this course?

    Students can apply for zakat or sponsorship opportunities, for further details, please contact [email protected]

Why Study at Whitethread Institute?

  • Great studying environment

  • Interactive discussions between students and teachers

  • High level discussions where teachers are open to questions and do not shy away from sensitive or controversial issues

  • Comfortable studying environment

  • In depth coverage of topics

  • Deep understanding of the nuances of fiqh

  • Experienced and knowledgeable teachers

  • Students guided throughout their studies

  • All lessons taught in a practical manner relevant to current times