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Who Deduces Islamic Rulings and How?

Short Answer: Not every scholar of fiqh has this talent of deducing the rules of the Shari`ah. It needs an intensive study of the sources and their implications. The jurist must be familiar with the language of the Quran and the history of the Sunnah. The jurist must know the difference between the command, the prohibition, the recommendation, the …

Yasir Qadhi

Dr. Yasir Qadhi: Rethinking Islamic Education

There was a time when Islamic Scholarship was a leading torch bearer of knowledge and a shining example to the world. The, scholars of this Ummah mastered both the secular and religious sciences and the leaders of this world would look towards the Muslim Scholars for guidance in both religious and secular knowledge. Today, however, …

Imam Abu Hanifah: Life and Scholarship (Part 1)

Imam Abu Hanifah: Life and Scholarship (Part 1)

In the illustrious line of scholars, Imam Abu Hanifah is known as Imam al-A`zam or “the greatest Imam.” His inspiring life and remarkable contributions to the development of Islam law furthered the cause of Islamic scholarship profoundly. He was among the first to apply the recognized methods of legal reasoning in a consistent way. Also, …

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari (1932-2016): Humble Muslim, Brilliant Academic (Obituary)

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari (1932-2016): Humble Muslim, Brilliant Academic (Obituary)

Eminent academic, author, and educationist Professor Zafar Ishaq Ansari passed away on April 24, 2016, in Islamabad, Pakistan.   He was the son of the late Mawlana Zafar Ahmad Ansari, a well-known scholar and close friend and confidante of the late Mawlana Abu al-Ala Mawdudi. From his early years, Ansari was actively involved in the …

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