The department of Fiqih & Legistlation was founded in 1985 at An-Najah National University. It was the first department established in the Faculty of Islamic Law, as it is significant for the Palestinian community to realize the importance of Islamic Fiqh, Islamic issuing and legitimate judiciary. The department provides BAs and MAs in Fiqih & Legistlation. The department provides a wide variety of courses in order to produce graduates who are competent in basics of Islamic Fiqh, Fundamentals of Religion, and Legitimate Judiciary.
The vision of the Fiqih & Legistlation department springs from the strong faith in the uniqueness of the Islamic nation, religion, culture and civilization. It also springs from the need of the Islamic nation and humanity in general for the rise of this civilization, to shine anew, in all fields of life. This civilization has a distinctive vision, for it contains mercy for people and honor for human being.
This civilization also rests on a divine revelation and can offer solutions to all problems of life, in different spheres, and check on the majority of these problems which plague mankind these days in all fields of life: scientific, intellectual, social, economic, etc.
department of Fiqih & Legistlation seeks to turn out graduates who are distinctive academically, culturally, morally and missionarly. It also endeavors to make these graduates possess a good basic knowledge of Islamic law in general and Fiqh sciences and fundamentals in particular.
This is in addition to making them possess the right qualifications to assume a teaching or missionary job or judicial job in Islamic shari'a courts. The department also strives to supply the society with qualified academics, specialists and experts and meet the religious and educational needs of the people in the field of Islamic shari'a and fiqh in particular and in legal work in general.
I This department aims at turning out distinctive graduates who enjoy the following traits:
- Feel proud of their religion and culture and have a sense of belonging to their civilization and nation.
- Set good examples for others in their beliefs, morals, behavior and treatment. - Possess a solid knowledge in all religious academic aspect and particularly their major. These include fiqh sciences and fundamentals such as worship, personal status law, and transactions, thus qualifying them to assume job in teaching, ifta (issuance of religion decrees), public speaking, shari'a courts and other religious-related jobs.
- Enjoys the fiqh talent necessary for individual interpretation, inferring fiqh provisions, issuing religious edicts/decrees, deciding judicially on the basis of prayer fiqh in all spheres of Islamic fiqh and its fundamentals.
- Ability to think properly and critically in accordance with legal scientific methodology, thus making the student able to participate in debates and arguments and convince others scientifically and objectively.
- Ability to link fiqh (jurisprudence) with reality and take it from theory to practice.
II Supplying the Palestinian society with the necessary qualified cadres, experts and specialists, meeting the local market demands and meet the people’s religious and academic needs in legal work and in fiqh sciences and fundamentals in particular.
III Contributing to the contemporary Islamic consolidation of sciences, offering Islamic alternatives in all fields of life and knowledge and particularly in fiqh sciences and fundamentals.
IV Contributing to dissemination of original legal knowledge and educational awareness of this knowledge that responds to and faces contemporary problems and challenges in the Palestinian society in particular and in the Muslim society in general especially in fields of fiqh sciences and essentials.
V Reaching out to relevant academic institutions and other institutions as well, at home and abroad, to share and exchange experiences, ideas and knowledge in the field of fiqh sciences and essentials.
VI Nurturing a number of positive values, and central community human causes in the student. These values include respect of human rights, protection of the environment, respect of others,acceptance of the principle of pluralism and disagreement and fostering the principle of social justice and peace.
The Fiqih & Legistlation' graduate is expected to be able to do all the following:
- Call for Islam in a modern way and introduce it in simple manner and use a moderate approach particularly when it comes to his/her specialization: fiqh sciences and principles.
- Deliver a heart touching and thought- provoking religious sermon particularly in fiqh sciences and principles with minimum errors in language structure. Write legal scholarly papers in the field of fiqh sciences and principles, and practice documentation of old and contemporary primary and secondary sources/references and demonstrate an ability to analyze ideas and think critically.
- Answer people's religious and legal questions and give fatwas (decrees) in fiqh sciences and principles. Recite the Holy Qur'an with observation and application of recitation and elocution rules and values. Lead prayer services in mosques.
- Teach Islamic education discipline in schools and use modern teaching methods.
- Assume judicial/legal position or any other religious position in the ministry of waqf and other institutions.
- Use modern technology (computers) and modern resources to conduct scientific research in shari'a sciences particularly in fiqh sciences and principles.
- Use social media, such as facebook and twitter, in reaching out to people to help them solve their problems and educate them on religions issues of their concern particularly in fiqh sciences and principles.
The Quality Assurance Committee at Fiqih & Legistlation Department aims at following up the accredited courses and curricula, the quality of exams and developing teaching methods adopted in each course.
- Dr. Sayel Amara) Chairman (
- Dr. Abdullah Abu Wahdan (Member)
- Dr. Jamal Hashash) Member (