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UK Mosque Hosts Autism Support Session

GLOUCESTER – Khadijah Mosque and Islamic center in Gloucester, the UK, opened its doors in the weekend to hold a support session for the Peterborough National Autistic Society. “It’s been a pleasure working with the members of the Khadija mosque,” Nazreen Bibi, branch chair of Peterborough National Autistic Society told Peterborough Today on April 15. …

Egypt’s Fatwa House Bans Trending Suicide Game

TUNIS – After a series of appalling teenager suicides connected to social media game “Blue Whale”, Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa, the country’s top Islamic authority, has declared the game forbidden in Islam. In a YouTube video, a Dar Al-Iftaa representative said the game consists of “several elements” deemed to be “forbidden” in Islam, as quoted …

Delaying Friday Prayer Due to Study: Allowed?

Delaying Friday Prayer Due to Study: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- A Muslim should not miss Friday Prayer. It should be performed at the time of Zhuhr. In exceptional circumstances, Friday Prayer may be performed …

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 …

Non-Shari`ah Compliant

Non-Shari`ah Compliant Will: Must Be Fulfilled?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: As for the will, it is allowed for the baby but not for any of the heirs. The whole estate …

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Coffee Is Haram? How to Deal with a Strange Fatwa

Did you know that 5 centuries ago, drinking coffee in Makkah or in Cairo was illegal, punishable by jail and lashing? Why? Because it was the prevalent fatwa and fiqhi opinion that coffee was prohibited as a type of intoxicants.

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

One of World's Healthiest Foods: Lemons

Lemons are just one example of the simple bounties Allah has provided us with. Although they may just be a “customary fruit,” they contain flavanoids, which are often referred to as ‘natures biological modifiers,’ because of their ability to modify the body’s reactions to other compounds such as: allergens, viruses and carcinogens. Lemons are usually …

Dr. Jasser Auda: Different Types of Fiqh and a New Perspective

Different Types of Fiqh and a New Perspective

Are the Objectives of the Shariah identical with those of Fiqh? What were the reasons for developing the Fiqh of minorities? Is it still relevant? And what is the meaning of Fiqh of Citizenshhip? Is it really what we need in Muslim countries, or perhaps, some other approaches are necessary. Join Dr. Jasser Auda in …

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 …



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