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Got Questions About Zakah? Check This 70+ Fatwa Folder

Got Questions About Zakah? Check This 70+ Fatwa Folder

Zakah is the 3rd pillar of Islam. It is one of the Islamic effective tools to create a just economic system that properly cares for the underprivileged. “There are more than 80 verses in the Quran that mention it.It is mentioned that those who pay Zakah are rewarded by God and those who do not …

How to Approach Shariah Laws and Women Issues

How to Approach Shariah Laws and Women Issues

Women issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization. First of all, it is necessary to make the following differentiations: – Between …

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 isachieved 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 …

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

In a June 1999 interview, British writer and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing (1919–2013) reminisces about a Shanghai visit during which she had this experience: One evening I heard a Chinese family singing “Happy Birthday.” It was weird. You would have thought that they would have their own happy birthday song. Every dominant society in the …

Shariah Between Texts and Reality

Shariah Between Texts and Reality

Fiqh is one of the most essential and practical Islamic sciences. Its subject is the actions of accountable individuals (mukallafin) in terms of being obligatory, recommended, permissible, impermissible or abhorred. The teachings of Islam were taught by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) throughout his life. His Sunnah offers us a wealth of …

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 - About Islam

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 …

What's The Purpose of Lawful and Unlawful? - About Islam

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 …

Is Insulting the Prophet Punishable By Death? - About Islam

Is Insulting the Prophet Punishable By Death?

Asalamu AlaikumHesham, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Your question is very intelligent and you make some very good observations. Itgoes to the very heart of what Islam is in today’s world and how people understand it, especially those who are not Muslim. For many people, the only knowledge they have of …

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 …



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