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Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh: American Fiqh Council Pioneer

NEW YORK – For Muslims in the US, Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh will always be remembered as one of the prominent Muslim scholars who laid foundation for the Fiqh Council of North America, serving as its executive director. The American-Sudanese Imam was born in 1945 and graduated from the faculty of Shari’ah and Law, Omdurman Islamic University, …

What Is Fiqh?

What Is Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)?

In the Qur’an, the term is used to signify deep understanding of matters especially those related to religion. It is mostly used to mean the understanding of the words of someone else and, for religious matters, the words of Allah and His Messenger.


Does Islam Have Room for Moral & Theological Pluralism?

Short Answer: Of course. It’s a myth that Islam is against pluralism. From day one, Islam has always been confident enough to say, “We believe you are wrong, but that does not translate into a policy to deny you the way that you choose to live.” A famous Muslim jurist, for example, argued that when it comes to handling …

Who Were The Four Imams? Part 2

Salam Hasyir, Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. The Evolution of Madhhabs (Schools of Jurisprudence) With the collections of hadith being introduced and the new challenges facing a civilized society, there appeared a need for established discipline bearing in mind that …

Who Were The Four Imams? Part 1

Salam Hasyir, Thank you for this question. Honestly it deserves a really lengthy answer, perhaps volumes. For this reason, please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. Let’s make the best use of this opportunity in reminding you and our honorable readers on …

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