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  • Marriage versus fornication

    'The Big Chill?', a specially researched Time magazine cover story dated February 16 1987, startled the world with horrifying details of a new disease – AIDS. Since AIDS is infectious and fatal, it has produced a new breed of untouchables from whom both men and women flee in fear of their very lives. Publicity on the subject has created such a.. More

  • Islam's position on homosexuality

    Homosexuality and lesbianism have been dubbed 'alternative life-styles', 'personal preference', 'natural variation', etc. In the West today, where homosexuality was once considered an illness by the Association of Psychiatrists, it has now been removed from the list and replaced by homophobia (the dislike of homosexuals and homosexuality). Consequently,.. More

  • The principles of Ghusl (taking bath)

    A brief summary of the principles of Ghusl is as follows: First,A Muslim should make his/her intention for purification, then wash the private parts. Then make Wudhoo' (ablution) like the Wudhoo' done for prayer, then pour water on his right side, then the left side. Then water should be poured on his head, covering the entire body with water. It is.. More

  • Conditions of trade transactions

    Recurrent are the conditions set by a seller or a buyer when concluding a trade transaction. Accordingly, it has become a necessity to study and tackle the different kinds of such conditions, pointing out the legal and the illegal ones among them. The scholars of Islamic Jurisprudence, may Allah have mercy upon them, defined a condition (of a trade.. More

  • False Testimony

    Islam has come with the establishment of justice and prevention of injustice as one of its most manifest goals. Justice is the purpose for which Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and all other Messengers, may Allaah exalt their mention, were sent. Allah Says (what means):"We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and.. More

  • The Islamic marriage contract

    Marriage in Islam is based on a contract between a man and woman intending to be unified in marriage. Thus, as in any contract in Islam, there are elements which are considered essential to its existence, called 'pillars', as well as the possibility of stipulations of different kinds, legal effects of the contract, etc. Each of these must be understood.. More

  • Why Drugs are Prohibited in Islam

    The objectives of Islam include preserving the religion and the human soul, honor, mind and wealth. Any substance or act that harms any of these five matters is considered unlawful in Islam. The enemies of Islam and humanity have fought against this religion, and have attempted to distance Muslims from their religion using different means. Allah The.. More

  • Wiping over the Khuffs

    Islam is a religion of easiness and simplicity, not difficulty and strictness; it decrees suitable rulings for each case, which ensure fulfilling legal purposes and duties with no difficulty. This applies to the rulings on ablution decreed by Almighty Allah. To illustrate, sometimes there is something covering the organs washed during ablution which.. More

  • Ingratitude towards parents

    {Say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.} [Quran 17:23] In Islam, it is obligatory for us to show kindness, respect, and obedience to our parents. The position of parents, and the mutual obligations and responsibilities, have been addressed in Islam in great detail. In fact, kindness and obedience is.. More

  • Riba (Usury) in Islam

    Definition: The word used for 'interest' in the Quran is Ar-Riba, an Arabic word which means 'excess.' In Sharee`ah (Islamic Law), it is the measure of excess in one thing when two things are exchanged in some bargain; or in the case of a loan, an increased amount of the loan at the time of its payment. In Islam, dealing with Riba is one of the.. More

  • Adoption in Islam

    According to the Sharee'ah (Islamic law), there is no legal adoption. It is prohibited for a person to legally adopt a son or a daughter of whom he is not the biological father. If a person adopts a son or daughter, the Sharee'ah will not confer on the adopted person the status or rights of a biological son or daughter. According to the Quran, one cannot.. More

  • Abandonment - II

    Abandoning the Disobedient and Heretical Innovators Abandoning the disobedient and disbelieving innovators is required at all times unless they repent and return to the truth. Whoever reveres an innovator in religion would thereby be contributing to the destruction of the religion. When a man of those who denied the divine decree entered a place where.. More

  • Abandonment - I

    The Muslim society is a harmonious one where love and unity prevail. The Sharee‘ah encourages everything that strengthens the spirit of brotherhood among members of this society and prohibits anything that may negatively affect this spirit. One of the negative morals that has been prohibited by Sharee‘ah is abandonment. The Meaning of Abandonment.. More

  • Who are the Mahrams of a Woman?

    When people distance themselves from the instructions of Islam and the rulings of religion -- especially those which guard chastity and the ‘Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered), prevent mixing of progeny and other immoral acts -- they fall into the pit of vice and immorality. This is encouraged by the enemies of Islam who try to control.. More

  • The Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah and the Noble Quran

    There is no doubt that there is a considerable shortage in the books of Fiqh (Theparticulars of Islamic jurisprudence) in the English language. The need is so big, almost any time an additional book found its way to the market, it became an immediate success. This should not, however, be construed to mean that Fiqh is an easy subject to write about... More