Ibn Hazm

A Ruling on Music & Chess

There are issues of contention that tend to invoke some quite unusual or even polarising responses.  Music and chess are of this category.  Often there tends to be quite a skewed approach to such issues, particularly that of music.  Opinion tends to oscillate at times between the unusual and the bizarre.  There are those which approach an issue like this with a dismissive attitude.  Largely because in their view, it

Foundational Islamic Principles

Ali ibn Aḥmad ibn Sa’eed ibn Ḥazm, Abu Muḥammad, that is Ibn Ḥazm, was born in Cordoba, Spain.  His own lifespan (born 994 CE, died 1064 CE) covered a period of Islamic rule in Spain often characterised by political turbulence, but also regarded as being a golden age of Islamic civilization in Europe.  A true polymath, the breadth of Ibn Ḥazm’s works and overall contribution to knowledge is quite exceptional:

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Executive Summary   Presented for the first time in English is a translated short-selection of issues from the book of monotheism (Kitāb ut-Tawḥeed) by Ibn Ḥazm.   The book of monotheism comprises book one of his magnum opus: Al-Muḥalla bil’Athār (The Adorned Treatise) and covers a total of ninety-one issues (Mas’āil). It is our intention to add to the number presented here, once the translation has been completed.  A summarised list

Excerpts from the Book of prayer (Al-Muḥalla bil’Athār) by Ibn Hazm

Executive Summary   Presented for the first time in English is a translated selection of sixteen-issues from the book of prayer (Kitāb as-Ṣalāh) by Ibn Ḥazm.  The book of prayer appears in the fourth part of his magnum opus: Al-Muḥalla bil’Athār (The Adorned Treatise). Although not part of the original text, we have included some accompanying footnotes.  These provide additional referencing for the cited Qur’ānic verses and ḥadith, as well