The first level of Whitethread’s course, “Mastering the Fiqh of Menstruation,” was an in-depth study of Imam Ibn ‘Abidin al-Shami’s commentary on Birgivi’s Manual (Manhal al-Waridin). The course, taken by over 500 students, focused primarily on Imam Abu Yusuf’s rulings. However, students and instructors equally felt it would be beneficial to study Imam Muhammad’s opinion.

The second level of this course will now delve into relevant sections of Imam Farid al-Din ‘Alim ibn al-‘Ala’s Al-Fatawa al-Tatarkhaniyya (d. 786) and Imam Burhan al-Din Mahmud ibn Ahmad ibn Maza al-Bukhari’s Al-Muhit al-Burhani (d. 616). Students will attempt to extract foundational principles of Imam Muhammad’s opinion to understand his application of menstruation (hayd) and purity (tuhr) rulings. There will be a comparative analysis between the commonly applied views of Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad. We will also explore other important opinions within the Hanafi school.

  • Duration

    Access is available for over three months upon enrolment.

  • Lessons Available on Demand

    Access to over twenty 1.5-hour sessions​

  • Course Fee

    (Discount Available for former participants. Email [email protected])

Course Reading Material

The course will cover Kitab al-Hayd in Al-Tatarkhaniyya (excluding the isti’naf and mudhillah sections). It is highly recommended for students to read the text of Al-Muhit al-Burhani along with this.

While the text of Al-Tatarkhaniyya is based on Al-Muhit al-Burhani, it differs in that it presents multiple case laws (masa’il) without going into evidentiary proofs.The author primarily quotes from Al-Muhit, while adding relevant portions from other juristic texts. A better understanding of this will be ascertained as we complete the reading.

Course Content

Students will gain access to over twenty 1.5-hour session recordings, practice questions, helpful charts and diagrams along with access to resources. There will be an exam at the end of the course.

  • Gain deeper insight into definitions and laws of hayd, istihada and nifas

  • Look at detailed discussions regarding the colours of hayd

  • Reinforce principles of problem-solving learnt at Level 1

  • Increase application of constructs and theories in menstruation-related issues

  • Learn the fundamental principles of Imam Muhammad’s opinion to understand his method of application of menstruation (hayd) and purity (tuhr) rulings

  • Study new concepts and calculation methods such as badal (replacement), jarr (traction), tarh (repudiation) and intiqal (shifting)

  • Make a comparative analysis between the commonly applied views of Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad

  • Discuss other important opinions within the Hanafi school

  • Explore numerous case studies relating to changes in habit, early blood, and other issues

  • Develop critical reading skills through a comprehensive study of Al-Fatawa al-Tatarkhaniya and Al-Muhit al-Burhani

What our students say about the course

“I have had a great, enjoyable and beneficial experience at whitethread institute. Alhamdulillah, this course has taught me to understand correctly and to assist others confidently in the majority of day-to-day cases. I would highly recommend this to others, especially to those who deal with these matters. Without a doubt, inshallah anyone who enrols in this course would benefit by expanding their understandings and correcting their misunderstandings.”

Zarina Mayat

“Studying with Whitethread Institute has always been a beautiful learning experience for me. I especially like how Mufti Sab explains the masaail in depth and his patience and gentleness in answering all our questions. I highly recommend this course for Aalimahs as it covers so much in depth the Menstruation Masaail that we never learnt in our Aalimiyah course.”


“Alhamdulillah, the course has been an amazing learning experience which I found to be in-depth, clearly explained throughout and taught in a most engaging manner. Being it the first time joining an online class, I was very hesitant initially- however, I feel now I couldn't have made a better choice and would definitely recommend studying under respected Mufti Abdur Rahman sahib. We covered such things that I’ve never been taught in years of studying the topic.”

Umme Maryam

“This course proved to be an invaluable experience. In teaching such a complex and intricately detailed topic, respected Mufti Sahab is providing a great service to all who seek to further their knowledge. He was very patient in fielding all of our questions and explained everything very thoroughly. I truly learned a lot, and feel prepared to apply what I learned. I highly recommend this course to those who are interested in cementing their understanding of menstruation, and to those who wish to become a resource for those around them.”

Darakhshan Raja


Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera


Access to the course is available for over three months.
Registration Ends 30th November 2023


On-Demand Access. Access to over twenty 1.5-hour sessions.
Get immediate access to the course after registration


Yes. The exam will take place mid-February.(There is no certificate available for this course)

Course Fee

Discount available for past students.

*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 cancelling or altering 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.

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