Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) الفقه الإسلامي is a very important and diverse discipline. its literature is very vast. In addition to the body of the legal rules, it includes Usul al Fiqh أصول الفقه (Islamic legal theory), ...

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"Islamic Revival" - 5 new articles

  1. Video: Studies in Usul ul Fiqh | An Introduction to Legal Maxims
  2. ‘EID-UL-ADHA: HAJJ AND MOON-SIGHTING
  3. Al-Ijmaa’ (consensus) - Part 1
  4. Q&A: Are women obliged to keep long hair?
  5. Ramadan in the Ottoman Caliphate
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Video: Studies in Usul ul Fiqh | An Introduction to Legal Maxims

Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) الفقه الإسلامي is a very important and diverse discipline. its literature is very vast. In addition to the body of the legal rules, it includes Usul al Fiqh أصول الفقه (Islamic legal theory), comparative Fiqh الفقه المقارن, 'Ilm al-Khilaf علم الخلاف (studying differences among jurists and their basis) and 'Ilm al-Qawaed...

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‘EID-UL-ADHA: HAJJ AND MOON-SIGHTING

By: Iyad Hilal

‘Eid-ul-Adha is one of two Islamic holidays permitted by Allah (‘Azza wa Ja’l); the other being ‘Eid-ul-Fitr.

Aside from being occasions for celebration, the two ‘Eids that the Ummah observes conclude two distinct acts of worship: Saum (during Ramadan) and Hajj. While ‘Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the act of fasting (during Ramadan); ‘Eid-ul-Adha concludes the Hajj...

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Al-Ijmaa’ (consensus) - Part 1

This is an extract from the book Al-Waadih Fee Usool ul-Fiqh by Muhammad Hussein Abdullah.

Al-Ijmaa’ (consensus)
The meaning of Al-Ijmaa’:

Al-Ijmaa’ linguistically:

It is the determination or resolve upon a matter and agreement. This resolve is valid to emanate from one (person) and this meaning is found in the Qawl of the Messenger (saw):

مَنْ لََْ...

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Q&A: Are women obliged to keep long hair?

Question:

I’ve been asked this question and I want to raise it here for it to be answered if possible: are women obliged to keep long hair? Is it not allowed for a woman to cut her hair? Some have said that one points of reasoning behind this is, is that it would cover their awra’ on the day of judgement.

Answer:

No on both counts.

Reasoning:

The cited reasoning or...

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Ramadan in the Ottoman Caliphate

All Elements of Ottoman Society Fasted during Ramadan
The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting during the month of Ramazan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and requires that Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoke, snuff, and sexual activities every day from sunrise to sunset.
Fasting is not obligatory for children before the onset of puberty, people with an illness or medical condition,...

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