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Pragmatic Moon Sighting

The signs of decline are today apparent in the pragmatic approach to deriving rulings for actions that Muslims are due to undertake. Often it appears as a collation of past scholarly opinions on an issue aimed to demonstrate the breadth […]

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The Obligatory Conditions for a Khilafah

In recent weeks politicians and world media have been discussing the potential establishment of a new Caliphate (Khilafah) in Iraq linking this to the "Sunni insurgency" currently taking

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Fiqh of Fasting

Fasting (As-siyam) As-Siyam generally means "to abstain from something." For example, a verse in the Qur'an says: "I have vowed to the Merciful to abstain--that is, from

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All that agrees with Islaam and does not oppose Islaam all represent rulings of Kufr and they are not from the Ahkaam of Islaam

O Muslims: All that agrees with Islaam and does not oppose Islaam all represent rulings of Kufr and they are not from the Ahkaam of Islaam By way of

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In Pursuit of Happiness

“There is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income and strive for it. Yet as Western societies have got richer, their people

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How Dare They Even Suggest That Political Islam Has Failed

Today more than ever the discussion about Islam’s role in politics has increased dramatically. We have witnessed a Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt, who was overthrown by the

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Does the ‘Big Bang breakthrough’ Challenge Belief in God?

On March 17th, researchers announced the potential discovery of a long-predicted twist in light from the big bang that represents the first image of ripples in the universe

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Concepts from Uloom al Quran (Sciences of the Qur’an)

Meaning of the word ‘Qur’an.’ The most popular opinion regarding the linguistic meaning of the word ‘Qur’an’ and that held by at-Tabari is that the word ‘Qur’an’ is derived

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Isolate, Integrate or Engage during Christmas

This can be an important time for the Muslims to engage about Islam’s position on Isaa, the message and mission of Prophet (saw) in a clear, comprehensive and

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Merits of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

The First Ten Days Allah(swt) swears an oath by 10 days, and swearing an oath by something is indicative of its importance and great benefit. Allah (SWT) says: “By