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Justice, Not Equality, Is the Objective of Shariah Inheritance Rules

Justice, Not Equality, Is the Objective of Shariah Inheritance Rules

Some brothers and sisters asked me about the new laws proposed in Tunisia in order to enforce the equating of the shares of males and females, i.e. brothers and sisters, and fathers and mothers in their portions of inheritance. This what some rulers have suggested there in the name of ‘intent of Islamic law’.

avoiding suspicion

Avoiding Suspicion After Previous Betrayal

Salam alaykum Dear Reader, Thank you so much for this question and for bringing up a discussion that shall serve as an important reminder for all of us, insha’Allah. In regards to how to avoid suspicion, here are some tips: Have full Tawakkul Trust fully in Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, knowing that nothing shall befall …

Why Did Khidr Kill A Child?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have is: does the story of Khidr approve of honor killing? Dr. Shabir Ally: The questioner is referring obviously to a story in the eighteenth chapter of …

Can a Muslim Work as a Judge in a Secular Country?

Can a Muslim Work as a Judge in a Secular Country?

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. Brother, we really appreciate your question, and we commend your keenness on getting yourself well-acquainted with the teachings of Islam. May Allah help …

How to Establish Justice in Times of Fake News

This propaganda, or fake news, enabled them to muster up support for another attack on the Muslims. Horrible as it may seem, creating fake news to justify aggression and wrongdoing has been a common tactic. Take, for instance, the example in the Quran of those who killed Prophets in the past…

Listen to Your Voice of Conscience

Before any decision we have to make, we hear a voice that shows us the way and directs us toward what is right. From the moment we wake up in the morning, wherever we may go and whatever we may do, this voice accompanies us. Nobody else can hear it but that voice speaks…

Know Justice. Know Peace: One Verse Explains How

In this day and age, many people have an agenda to sell oppression for profit, while packaging it to look like it is in fact fairness. But Allah is telling us it is our duty to open our eyes and witness the truth of injustice, to not be fooled by the packaging, to not blindly follow those in power.

Islam and Social Justice

Islam and Social Justice (Part 1)

Islam has emphasized several principles so that relationships among members of the society may be justly and fairly organized. Foremost among these principles is social justice with all the denotations and connotations the term may involve. The aim behind social justice was to found a society that enjoys peace, fraternity, love, and welfare. Indeed, justice …

Are Muslims Inherently Violent?

Salam (Peace) Jennifer, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. We would never take offense to an honest question such as yours.   Your question presumes a certain kind of understanding that has been perpetuated by the media. Violent Muslims are more commonly referred to by the press as Muslim fundamentalists.  That understanding is …

Where Is Justice?

Salam dear brother, Thank you very much for contacting About Islam with your question.  Yours is a question that bothers many thinkers who are really worried about the way the world is going. But ponder about this problem along these lines: Allah has not made this world perfect. This is a testing ground for human beings …

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