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Indian Triple Talaq Bill

Indian Triple Talaq Bill

People have called and written to me to report that Muslims in India are very angry and, at the same time, very anxious, that the so-called “triple talaq” bill has been passed by both houses of the parliament, and the President has given assent to it. This new law has...
The Standing on the Plain of Arafah

The Standing on the Plain of Arafah

Translated by Dr. Abu ZaydStanding in ʿArafah is ṣalāh just as ṭawāf is ṣalāh, for Ḥajj combines all forms of ṣalāh together.Ṣalāh essentially signifies entry into the presence of God. When an ordinary person comes before a powerful king into his majesty’s immediate...
Maqasid of Shari’ah

Maqasid of Shari’ah

Today I will be talking about the maqasid of the Shari’ah. My main focus will be the argumentation, the reasoning, of great jurists of the early period. I will try to give the reasons, partly philosophical and partly historical, for the differences on this issue...
The Food of the People of the Book P2

The Food of the People of the Book P2

Part 2: Removing Doubts About the Tafsīr of “And the food of those given the scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them” (Qurʾān 5:5) Translated by Abu Zayd and Usman Khan They said: People have raised questions and doubts concerning what you...
The Forty Hadith concept

The Forty Hadith concept

There is a reason why when you a read a very technical text, you don’t understand it. Even if most of the words used are words you are familiar with, or if the words are arranged in ways that are familiar to you – there are enough technical words in the text to...
The Food of the People of the Book

The Food of the People of the Book

A commentary on the verse: “And the food of those given the scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them” (Qurʾān 5:5)Translated by Usman Khan and Abu ZaydIn the name of God, most Merciful, most CompassionateThey said to me: We have some problems...
Be answerable for your speech

Be answerable for your speech

I would remind my brothers and sisters in Islam – those who support me in some degree or agree with me in some ways, and those who disagree with me or oppose me or abuse me – that speech is action which has weight in the present and consequences...
Hope for Muslims

Hope for Muslims

The difficulties that Muslims are facing in our times belong to every aspect of life. Moreover, very often the loss of the political power, or strength of the opponents of Islam make many of us to lose hope. This despair is not appropriate to the people who have the...
Breath Control

Breath Control

Q: JazakAllah for the detailed response on hypnotherapies. Really helps. Can I ask one more question in addition to that response as it is slightly connected. Is guided meditation allowed? In this case, someone else guides you to focus on breathing and then you are...
Avoiding Hypnotherapies

Avoiding Hypnotherapies

Q: I wanted to know if Hypnotherapy is allowed in Islam? Like to overcome any negative thoughts by listening to tracks which guide you to think positive while there is a trypnaural brainwave music used. In particular there is a woman who is renowned and uses...