Nigerian scholar Nuruddeen Lemu to host seminar on ‘Shariah Intelligence’

Respected Islamic scholar, Mohammad Nurudeen Lemu of Nigeria, who is the main keynote speaker at the 38th annual IMASA (Islamic Medical Association of South Africa) Convention to be held in Johannesburg this weekend, will be hosting a special intensive one-day seminar on Shari’ah Intelligence at the Suleman Lockhat Auditorium, 222 Kenilworth Road, Durban, on May 1.

Shari’ah Intelligence is the ability to navigate the often complex and divergent opinions that stem from scholars of different generations and Schools of Juristic Thought. This course helps to build a greater appreciation about how competent Muslim jurists understand the Shari’ah and use its principles to formulate methods of deriving general and specific rulings.

The course will outline the Basic Principles and Objectives of Islamic Jurispudence and give an introduction to Usul- al-Fiqh and Maqasid Al-Shariah.

For more details, and to register for the course, go to the Islamic Forum website – islamicforum.org.za. Cost of course, which will include refreshments, is R100. Seats are limited so you are urged to book early.

Mohammad Nuruddeen Lemu, son of the famous Sheikh Ahmed Lemu, is a renowned Islamic scholar, known and respected by West African Muslims and throughout the Islamic world. He is a composed intellectual, a devout Muslim and an advocate of moderation, justice and open-mindedness.

Mohammad is Director of Research and Training at the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria and the Assistant General Secretary of Islamic Education Trust (IET) in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. He was one of those nominated by the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to represent Nigerian Muslim Leaders at the last National Conference (CONFAB 2014).

Mohammad develops contents and conducts train-the-trainers courses in understanding the principles and objective of Islamic jurisprudence, enhancing inter-faith dialogue and engagement, and many more and has given talks and facilitated training programmes in more than 20 Countries.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, a Masters of Science in Resource Management from Edinburgh University in the U.K. and is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of West Africa (ALIWA) and of the Aspen Leadership Institute.

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