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10 Rules of #TwitterFiqh

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The following tweets were published in order to establish an Islamic etiquette in tweeting - #TwitterFiqh. Remember these wise words: 1- Do not feel entitled to comment negatively on something you disagree with. You do not have the right to criticize and critique everything. 2- Leave off what doesn't concern you directly/personally and turn to that which concerns you personally. 3- If ... Read More »

Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America

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Understanding how to apply Islamic law and morality, in the United States, require a thorough understanding of the shariah, the culture norms of the people, as well as the inclusion and consultation of indigenous American Muslim imams, laymen and intelligentsia. Read More »

Ismail Kamdar I Tolerance of Fiqh Issues

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Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "Tolerance in Fiqh Issues"  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here.   Indeed all praise is due to Allāh , our Creator, our Nourisher, our Sustainer. And we ask Allāh to send His ... Read More »

Understanding the Statements of the Illustrious Imams: ‘When a Hadith is Sahih it is my Madhab”

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What is the meaning of the statement by the four Imams: Abu Hanifah, Malik, al-Shafi’i, and Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, that ‘when a hadith is found to be authentic that is my adopted position (in fiqh)’? Read More »

Islamic Political Thought: Sacred and the Secular

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A number of classical and contemporary scholars proposed divisions for the actions of the Prophet . Chief among them are Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziah, in several writings including 'Ilam al-Muwaiqqi'in, imām Ibn 'Ashur in his treatise on the Maqasid al Shari'ah, Shah Wali Allāh al-Dahlawi in his book “Hujjat Allāh al-Balighah,” however, the pioneer in this field was imām Shihab al-Din ... Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 3

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In our previous parts, we discussed the travel distance required to be considered a traveler. In the final installment of this series, we shall discuss the time duration that one remains a traveler. Read More »

The Authority of the Mufti

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The following incident or jihad (struggle) of the late Mufti of Tunisia, Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad Tahir ibn ‘Ashur, reminds us about men who stood up for freedom and justice. Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Fiqh of Hajj and Practical Advice for Hajj

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Shaykh Yasir Qadhi teaches the fiqh of Hajj and shares practical advice on how to have a memorable Hajj. Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 2

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So what exactly does a "day's journey" mean? Not surprisingly, there is no easy method of converting classical measurements into modern ones. It appears that many researchers (classical and modern) did not pay due attention to scientifically converting such measurements into modern ones. What follows is my brief attempt to illustrate the hurdles that one faces. Read More »

MM Treasures | Yasir Qadhi | The Definition of “Travel” (safar) According to Islamic Law | Part 1

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The question that arises, however, is: when does one legally become a "˜traveler"? And for how long may one continue to shorten the prayer? To answer this question, we will divide this article into two sections. Firstly, we shall discuss the opinions of scholars regarding the distance that constitutes "travel". This will also require us to go into a tangent and convert the distances narrated in the classical and medieval textbooks into modern measurements. Secondly, we shall discuss the opinions of the scholars regarding the time-duration that is required for the status of a traveler to change into a resident once he arrives at some destination. Read More »

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