Category Archives: Islamic Law
First, I’d like to point out thatÂ almost no one I know thinks that ISIS are good guys. They also don’t think they are the astronomical threat to all humanity that they are made out to be. They feel that the media gives them way too much play. Do they (and I) believe they are off […]
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 […]
Dear aspiring Khatib, Please pay attention to the following issues:
Resurrected from the now defunct “Islamic Law, Etc.” blog, here is a post I made a long time ago about the permissibility of saying “Ramadan Mubarak.” Enjoy. —————————————————————- In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “Ramadan Mubaarak” Every year Muslims all over the world wait in eagerness for the coming of the month […]
“If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Abdullah said. (1) Husain Abdullah, Kansas City Chiefs safety, intercepted Patriot’s Quarterback Tom Brady’s pass. Rushing 39 yards to the end zone, he dropped to his knees in what many media outlets called “a Muslim prayer.” Thought to be celebrating […]
A blog I read frequently, the Volokh Conspiracy (Eugene Volokh et al’s popular legal blog) has now moved to the Washington Post. Volokh has serialized his article entitled “Religious Law (Especially Islamic Law) in American Courts, 66 Okla. L. Rev. 431 (2014)” for readers this week, which touches on broad aspects related to the compatibility […]
Usul Essentials – Hosted by Ibrahim Islamic Center Houston, TX A two day intensive covering the topics mentioned in Sh. AbdulRahman Ibn Sa’adi’s “Risala Latifa fi Usul al Fiqh” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Speech is permissible before and after the khutbah. What about during? Scholars of the Hanbali school of law discussed this issue in detail. Below is a summary of those discussions. Speaking while the Imam is praying: 1- As mentioned in the hadith: “Whoever speaks during then he has done something idle, and whoever does idle […]
How to ask a question: Usul al-Fiqh for the common Muslim How are we as common, masjid going Muslims supposed to approach knowledge, questions, and religious information? Joe Bradford lays out some principles for us to use in approaching this topic.
Shariah and American Law: Can a Muslim be a good American? A presentation at the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University & the & MSA at TAMU.