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Shariah and the Principle of Hardship Removal

Shariah and the Principle of Hardship Removal

Allah Almighty brought down revelation and initiated rulings to protect the human race and to fulfill humans’ needs in harmony with their natural inclination (Fitrah). That is achieved through incorporating ease into the Shariah and freeing it from any strains. He Almighty said: {Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you …

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 …

Shariah Law Support Inequality? Part 2

Does Shari`ah Law Support Inequality? Part 2

Salam (Peace) Michael, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Many critics of Shari`ah Law point to the discrepancy in inheritance – sons receive twice as much as the daughters. …

Does Shari`ah Law Support Inequality? Part 1

Salam (Peace) Michael,  Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam.  Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. To understand Shari`ah Law, one must understand first and foremost that it is not the law of man, but, according to …

Hadith, Sunnah, And The Objectives of Law

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 today is from a viewer who watched our video on Hanafi testing of hadith, and has a couple of questions. For that particular video, the …

What's The Purpose of Lawful and Unlawful?

Asalamu Alaikum (Peace be with you) Dave, First of all, I would like to thank you for this intelligent and important question that is so needed at times like these to erase doubts from the minds of many Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Let’s start the whole story from here: Almighty God (Allah) created people and …

What Are the Distinctive Principles of the Islamic Economy?

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. Dear brother, thank you for trusting us and for your question that shows your interest to be more knowledgeable about Islam and its …

Sources of the Shariah: Man-made or Divine?

Sources of the Shariah: Man-made or Divine?

Salam Dear Naeem, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I find your question a little disturbing. If you had provided the reference where you read that Shariah (Islamic Law) is ninety percent man-made it would have been possible to refute the actual claim. There is no doubt that Shariah is …

Life in the US and Objectives of Shariah

Life in the US and Objectives of Shariah

Understanding the attributes of Shari`ah and the objectives behind its rulings gives us the ability to explain many of its rulings and teachings. People may not find it normal that Shari`ah forbids sexual relationships other than in marriage, or proscribes certain types of financial transactions.



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