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ISIL Juristic Approach: A Scholarly Criticism

ISIL Juristic Approach: A Scholarly Criticism

It is not permissible to constantly speak of 'simplifying matters', or to cherry-pick an extract from the Quran without understanding it within its full context. It is also not permissible to say: 'Islam is simple, and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his noble Companions were simple, why complicate Islam?

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Women Area in Mosque: Women Rows

Women Area in Mosque: Women Rows

Some people draw on this Hadith to prevent women from attending prayer at mosques at all, or for isolating them in separate halls. This is a strange interpretation, since the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) could have got another prayer hall built for women alone or even prevented them from performing prayers in mosques from the very beginning. Yet, he absolutely did neither.

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Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

“Justice is a comprehensive term, and may include all the virtues of cold philosophy. But religion asks for something warmer and more human,” that is the doing of good deeds such as returning good for evil and giving out in charity to one’s relatives and caring about them. Similarly, all bad deeds should be avoided: anything that is recognized as shameful, unjust, or anything that goes against Allah’s Legislation or our own conscience; all these are to be avoided.

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Women Area in Mosque: Access to the Imam

Women Area in Mosque: Access to the Imam

As women had their share in the Prophet's Mosque, they were able to see him as he preached. That is scientifically proven to help in maintaining attentiveness and proper communication. Some women used to directly learn the Quran from the recitation of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

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