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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.

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

Australia Grand Mufti Dies

MELBOURNE – After just three months in the role, the Grand Mufti of Australia, ٍSheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi, has passed away in a hospital in Melbourne after lapsing into a coma, The Australian reported on July 11. The Egyptian Sunni cleric had fought a long battle against cancer. His sudden death was confirmed in a …

Muslims Reach 25 Million in Russia: Mufti

MOSCOW – Since the mid 7th century that it first reached the Caucasus region, Islam has been growing significantly in Russia, reaching 25 million according to the European country’s Grand Mufti. “Islam came to Russia in the seventh century. Followers of our Prophet Muhammad came to Russia 22 years after he left earthly life,” Grand …

Religious Authority

Does Islam Have a Structure of Religious Authority?

Short Answer: Islam has no “clergy” in the Christian sense. Muslims believe in direct communion with God and technically human intermediaries are not necessary for followers to have a relationship with God. Every Muslim has equal access to God and any Muslim of good character can be the leader of prayers at a masjid (mosque). Islam lacks a hierarchical structure like the Catholic …

No Jihad In Syria: Saudi Mufti

With many Muslim youth travelling to Syria to join oppositions’ fight against Bashar Al-Assad regime, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has urged young Saudis to refrain from fighting in Syria.

Saudi Mufti: Do not Celebrate Prophet’s Birth

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has issued a surprise fatwa, urging Muslims to stop ceremonies marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

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