Category: Scholarship

Reporting lines

  Amidst some recent discussions relating to the traditions upon Ṭā’un (plague, contagion), there is one that raises a niche question regarding the isnād – or channel of transmission.  Out of the six commonly known...

Dreaded Punishments?

For the first time in English we present a complete translation of Mas’ala (Issue) 2303 from Al-Muḥalla bil’ Athār, the magnum opus of fiqh (jurisprudence) written by Ibn Ḥazm.   Often described as a being free-thinker,...

The Sunnah: a source of law

Executive Summary   What is the legal status of the Prophetic Sunnah?  In the modern age, many both within and outside the Muslim world have sought to question the nature of the Prophetic Sunnah.  Whether...

Law of the previous Prophets

Executive Summary   Whether it be amongst scholarly circles, students of knowledge, or even amongst the laity, there is a view that seeks to maintain: ‘the law of the previous Prophets is also our law...