Hijaz College

Pioneering a Greater Future

LLB Law & BA Islamic Law

Hijaz College has been teaching the Law degree (awarded externally) ever since its inception. Students are required to take the BA (lslamic Law & Theology) degree in parallel over the four years the course runs for. Students are required to register with the Law Society and take their examinations in London. For this degree, the course is designed around lectures and tutorials with a significant amount of self-study and motivation required.

Hijaz has successfully offered the Law Degree has achieved a high pass rate masha Allah. Comparatively, this is an achievement that we are proud of and hope that we can better this in the forthcoming years.
The London External LL.B is recognised for the entry to the Bar-at-Law Finals and Solicitors Law Society Legal Practitioners Course and it is also recognised as an international legal qualification and accepted as the foundation for a professional legal qualification in more than 63 countries.

The B.A. in Islamic Law is equivalent to that taught anywhere in the Muslim world, in at least 35 countries.

Many of the qualified students will go onto extremely satisfying and well-paid jobs in the legal profession.  Others will be of values in politics, business, commerce, industry, the civil service and further academic research.

Employers worldwide give credit to the legal mind for being precise and clear and for thinking rationally and practically in solving diverse numbers of problems.  Clarity of thought of expression with confidence and authority are also successful ingredients for achievement, all of which come naturally via our LL.B and B.A programmes.

Curriculum for the Degree

Year 1

  • Constitutional Law: Characteristics, sources, function, the role of Parliament, the Executive and Administration of the Monarchy, the European Community, the local Government, the Citizen.
  • The English Legal System: Principles of English Law, the civil, criminal and appellate process, the structure of the judiciary/
  • The Law of Contract: Formation, privity, performance, breach and remedies of contract, vitiating, voidable and void factors in contract.
  • Basic Islamic Law: Principles and classifications, ablution, prayer, fasting, zakah, hajj, halal and haram, Islamic system of leadership.
  • Islamic Legal Techniques & Philosophy: The sources of Islamic Law (Qur'an, Hadith, Ijma and Qiyas), the main commentators of Qur'an and Hadith, the role of Qazi, Mufti, Ulema, Ijtihad and Tajdeed.

Year 2

  • The Law of Equity and Trusts: Definition and classification of different types of Trusts, duties, powers and functions of Trustees, remedies and liability for Breach of Trust.
  • The Law of Torts, Definition, scope and function of the Law of Torts, major principles, Defences remedies of Torts.
  • Criminal Law: The nature and principles of the English Criminal Law and General Defences, responsibility and a detailed insight into Homicide and offences against property.
  • Islamic Family Law: Marriage, divorce, rights of husband/wife/children, roles of men/women in society.
  • Islamic Jurisprudence: Understanding the intensities of the future development of the Islamic legal process, given the static background of the last 1400 years in failing to visit the practical importance of certain laws.

Year 3

  • Land Law: General classification of ownership in land, disposition and acquisition of interest in land, burdens and benefits attached to land, settlement and trusts.
  • Public International Law: The principles and foundations of international law, recognition, enforcement and responsibility to international law, with detailed analysis of the law of self-defence and the law of the seas.
  • Commercial Law: The law of agency, sale of goods, credit and security, international banking, sales and specialised forms of transactions, CIF, FIB, etc.
  • Islamic Civil and Commercial Law: Islamic Laws relating to economy, banking, companies, etc.
Year 4
  • Jurisprudence: Philosophy and morality of law, the law and state, legal theory, natural law, different sociological critical accounts of law.
  • Law of Evidence: General principles, proof, admissibility and corroboration of evidence, statutes and codes relating to assessment and advancing evidence.
  • Family Law: Marriage and divorce, domestic violence, financial provisions, the law relating to children.
  • Islamic Criminal Law: Islamic Legal System, punishments, evidence, study of current systems of law in Muslim countries.
  • Islamic Law of Succession
  • Personal Project in Islamic Law

(Note that our degrees are not recognised in the UK by Charter but are authorised by Tanzimul Madaras of the Jamia Nizamia in Lahore, Pakistan who are authorised to offer degrees that are equivalent to double Masters programme in Islamic Theology and Arabic.)