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Modern science seeks power, not wisdom

Modern science is dedicated to explaining events and processes in the natural world, most of the time by means of some degree of mastery of the chain of the causes and effects that lead to specific events and processes. The problem with this approach is two-fold....

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Over-definition of legal concepts

Over-definition of legal concepts

Many scholars infer from instances of Qur’anic or Prophetic ruling, what they think is the common or universal principle which governs these rulings. For example, the notion that ‘the state of woman is covering’ is derived from specific rulings about how Muslim women...

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Questions about the Dictionary of women scholars

Questions about the Dictionary of women scholars

The two questions put to me since the publication of the full Dictionary are:1- Among the entries in the book, how many women are narrators of hadith and how many are scholars of hadith, muhaddithat? Why are they not distinguished?2- What is the total number of women narrators and scholars of hadith?

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Three questions related to the on-going pandemic

Three questions related to the on-going pandemic

Being vaccinated while fasting. Women attending funeral prayers. Women visiting graves. The three questions I have just responded to do have something in common. Behind each of them is a worry that, because someone somewhere at some time may abuse a permission…

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Al-Muhaddithat has been published!

Al-Muhaddithat has been published!

Breaking News! Shaykh Akram’s magnum opus, Al-Muhaddithat, has been published! Over a decade has passed since the initial publication of Shaykh Akram Nadwi’s ‘Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam’ (2007). Today, we are honoured and excited to announce that the...

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