Why Scholars Disagree (1)

AS ALL MUSLIMS know, through their understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah, the dîn of Allah is the religion of Truth. Implicitly, this proposition entails that the Prophet ﷺ has left us a complete, comprehensive explanation of the religion; thus, no further explanation…

Salah: Its Prerequisites and Essentials

IN ISLAM, PERFORMING Salah is the most important mandatory act after the testimony of faith. The Prophet ﷺ said, The head of the matter is Islam; its pillar is the Salah… (Tirmidhi) It is the last thing the Prophet recommended to his…

The Big Bad Beard | part 2

"Many times, it happens that it's the job which requires shaving the beard, and that he would lose his job if he does not shave. Usually in most cases it's peer pressure and the office environment --but then again at times the…

The Big Bad Beard | part 1

BEARDS HAVE BEEN around for quite a long time. How long you ask? Since the time Adam set foot on this planet. Exactly, that’s how long since the beard has been around. Since the very beginning beards have been a thing that…

Do Islamic Courts Allow DNA Evidence?

THE USE OF DNA fingerprinting, or genetic print, in criminal investigations is a novel legal usage (nâzilah) about which Muslim scholar-jurists (fuqahâ’) are divided in their opinion. The fuqahâ’ differ as to the kinds of cases in which a genetic print may stand…