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Shariah Between Texts and Reality

Shariah Between Texts and Reality

Fiqh is one of the most essential and practical Islamic sciences. Its subject is the actions of accountable individuals (mukallafin) in terms of being obligatory, recommended, permissible, impermissible or abhorred. The teachings of Islam were taught by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) throughout his life. His Sunnah offers us a wealth of …

Shariah Law Support Inequality? Part 2

Does Shari`ah Law Support Inequality? Part 2

Salam (Peace) Michael, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Many critics of Shari`ah Law point to the discrepancy in inheritance – sons receive twice as much as the daughters. …

Does Shari`ah Law Support Inequality? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Michael,  Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam.  Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. To understand Shari`ah Law, one must understand first and foremost that it is not the law of man, but, according to …

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

In a June 1999 interview, British writer and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing (1919–2013) reminisces about a Shanghai visit during which she had this experience: One evening I heard a Chinese family singing “Happy Birthday.” It was weird. You would have thought that they would have their own happy birthday song. Every dominant society in the …

Shariah and the Principle of Hardship Removal

Shariah and the Principle of Hardship Removal

Allah Almighty brought down revelation and initiated rulings to protect the human race and to fulfill humans’ needs in harmony with their natural inclination (Fitrah) through incorporating ease into the Shariah and freeing it from any strains. He said: {Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect …

What's The Purpose of Lawful and Unlawful?

Asalamu Alaikum (Peace be with you) Dave, First of all, I would like to thank you for this intelligent and important question that is so needed at times like these to erase doubts from the minds of many Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Let’s start the whole story from here: Almighty God (Allah) created people and …

Is Insulting the Prophet Punishable By Death?

Asalamu Alaikum Hesham, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Your question is very intelligent and you make some very good observations. It goes to the very heart of what Islam is in today’s world and how people understand it, especially those who are not Muslim. For many people, the only knowledge they have of …

Sources of the Shariah: Man-made or Divine?

Sources of the Shariah: Man-made or Divine?

Salam Dear Naeem, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I find your question a little disturbing. If you had provided the reference where you read that Shariah (Islamic Law) is ninety percent man-made it would have been possible to refute the actual claim. There is no doubt that Shariah is …



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