Category Archives: Islamic Law

A note on Cryptrocurrencies and How Islamic Law Creates Rulings

On this page you’ll find the following: Video from the Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers, Durban SA My article: “A note on Bitcoin and the epistemological foundations of Islamic law” Links to Investofy.com’s Stock and Cryptocurrency Trade Signal Platform AMAL workshop on Cryptocurrency , Bitcoin and Islamic Perspective -Bitcoin and How Islamic Law Creates […]

Explainer: May Muslims Refuse To Bury Terrorists?

May Muslims Refuse To Bury Terrorists? #SaintEtienneDuRouvray murder raises the question again. On July 26th two nineteen year olds pledging allegiance to ISIS brutally murdered 85 year old Fr. Jacques Hamel during Mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, located in northern France. Eyewitnesses say the two young men slit Fr. Hamel’s throat during Mass and while engaging the horrified […]

20 Questions on Zakat: A quick and easy guide to understanding Zakat

Featured in Sharia Portfolio‘s Newsletter, these are 20 Questions on Zakat which I wrote as a quick and easy guide to understanding Zakat. Be sure to get a copy of my book “Simple Zakat Guide” which has all this information and more, plus calculation formulas and worksheets. Enjoy 🙂 ===================================== 1. Who has to pay […]

A note on “Coffee Fatwas”

Several people have asked about the opinion that Coffee was deemed impermissible at one time by scholars. This opinion, while presented with much fanfare, is a wholly inaccurate potrayal of not only normative Islamic legal positions, but of the scholars who contributed to the corpus of Islamic law, and how law is formed. Coffee in Arabic […]

Is it OK for an Imam to have a salary?

One of the more contentious issues to discuss these days is religious figures receiving any form of remuneration for their services, services that are focused on what are considered “religious services.” Religious services may be very broadly thought of as anything from teaching religion, issuing religious rulings (fatwa), leading prayers, conducting marriages, counseling, and other […]