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Eye on UK Gov’t Report on Shari`ah Courts & Divorce

LONDON – After 18 months of extensive review, a report released in February by British Home Office called for regulation of Shari`ah councils with a code of conduct, though refusing to recognize Shari`ah marriages under the law. Outlined by Mona Siddiqui OBE, Chair, the objectives of the report, reviewing the application of Shari`ah law in …


Biochemical Systems Disturbed in Alcoholics' Brains

The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study.


Alcohol-linked Cancer Deaths (Infograph)

Almighty Allah says: “O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan’s handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed. Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and games of chance, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from (His) worship. Will ye then have done?” (Surat Al-Ma’idah: 90-91).

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Real Talk: What Does Islam Say About Rape and Slavery?

Short Answer: Rape is an abhorrent hate crime which Islam does not stand for, and rapists are heavily punished, even up to and including death. Slavery was a common practice when the Quran was revealed, but Islam gradually did away with it.  Asalamu Alaikum Adam Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Islam stands against …


Does Islamic Law Require Witnesses to Punish a Rapist?

Short Answer: Of course not. Rape is NOT a form of consensual adultery. Rape is a matter of one person attacking another innocent person, and such attacks do not require four witnesses to punish the offender. “The attacker needs to be dealt with. The other person is the victim. And we need to respect the rights …

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Who Deduces Islamic Rulings and How?

Salam, dear questioner, Thank you for your question. It is of extreme importance, of course, to understand how these rulings are declared. Rules and Methods of Deducing Shari`ah The issue of legal (Shar`i) rulings has to do with two important sciences; i.e. the science of Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence) and the science of Fiqh. …


Muslims Patients Enjoying Ramadan

Religious scholars and health experts urge Muslims suffering from chronic or mild diseases to consult their physician and to undertake thorough checkups before fasting. Patients in critical condition are told not to fast at all.

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