Sunday, March 18, 2018
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Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Matters

Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Matters


Accusing chaste women of adultery


Allaah Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "The [Unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse— lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion [i.e. law] of Allaah, if you should believe in Allaah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness.. More


Islam's position on homosexuality



Homosexuality and lesbianism have been dubbed 'alternative life-styles', 'personal preference', 'natural variation', etc. In the West today, where homosexuality was once considered an illness by the Association of Psychiatrists, it has now been removed from the list and replaced by homophobia (the dislike of homosexuals and homosexuality). Consequently,.. More


Forced marriages



May a father force his virgin daughter who attained puberty to marry? Two well-known opinions in this regard are reported from Imaam Ahmad : 1. That he may compel her to. This is also the opinion of Maalik, Ash-Shaafi`ee, and others . 2- That he may not. This is the opinion of Abu Haneefah,.. More


The ethical framework for a Muslim investor



Money, money, money. Doesn’t it make your head spin sometimes? Think of all the things you can do if you just had a little more… Unfortunately, this compelling greed and need sometimes drives us to make financially unsound decisions, and worse still, even un-Islamic ones. The following article outlines various aspects of Islamic financial.. More


The Islamic marriage contract



Marriage in Islam is based on a contract between a man and woman intending to be unified in marriage. Thus, as in any contract in Islam, there are elements which are considered essential to its existence, called 'pillars', as well as the possibility of stipulations of different kinds, legal effects of the contract, etc. Each of these must be understood.. More


False Testimony



Islam has come with the establishment of justice and prevention of injustice as one of its most manifest goals. Justice is the purpose for which Prophet Muhammad and all other Messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention, were sent.Allaah Says (what means):"We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and.. More


Backbiting & Slander - An Islamic perspective



Allaah Says in the Quran what means: "And why, when you heard it, did you not say: 'It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allaah]; this is a great slander?'" [Quran 24:16] Backbiting & Slander Defined Prophet Muhammad once asked: "Do you know what backbiting.. More


Riba (Usury) in Islam



Definition: The word used for 'interest' in the Quran is Ar-Riba, an Arabic word which means 'excess.' In Sharee`ah (Islamic Law), it is the measure of excess in one thing when two things are exchanged in some bargain; or in the case of a loan, an increased amount of the loan at the time of its payment. In Islam, dealing with Riba is one of the.. More


Islamic banking in the digital age



Islamic banking refers to a system of banking activities that is consistent with the Sharee'ah (Islamic law) and guided by Islamic economics. Thus, banking procedures including payment of Ribaa (usury or interest) is Haraam (Islamically prohibited). Islamic law also prohibits trading in financial risk (which is seen as a form of gambling), investing.. More


Ingratitude towards parents



"Say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour." [Quran 17:23] In Islam, it is obligatory for us to show kindness, respect, and obedience to our parents. The position of parents, and the mutual obligations and responsibilities, have been addressed in Islam in great detail. In fact, kindness and obedience.. More


Paying through installments



Definition: It is a postponed payment executed in a fixed number of instalments at determined times, with a price higher than the cash price. Is such a sale allowed? Scholars have two opinions: 1-The first opinion: Many scholars of the Hanafi, Maaliki, Hanbali, and Shafi’ee schools of jurisprudence rule that it is allowed. They present the following.. More


Consumption of intoxicants & drugs: an Islamic perspective



The young Muslims of today are facing an ever-increasing number of dilemmas. One of these is drugs. What does Islam have to say about it? How should Muslims regard drugs? To know this, we must see what the Quran and the Sunnah (prophetic tradition) say regarding intoxicants and narcotics. Allaah Almighty states in the Noble Quran what means: "O.. More


Islamic ruling on raffle-tickets



This practice of raffle-tickets amounts to gambling. One of the arguments in favor of raffle tickets is that the scheme is widely used for philanthropic causes. It must be borne in mind that in Arabia, gambling in he times when the Quran was being revealed was no exception. In fact, owing to its "philanthropic aspect", gambling was considered.. More


Contemporary sodomy –II



Real life stories: We have received many questions from Muslims who live in the west in this regard; the following are two examples: · I live in Canada. My sister has a bisexual boyfriend and does not see any problem in this; she even goes with him to a gay nightclub. She also believes that we should accept this type of person in our community... More


Contemporary sodomy - I



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