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Justice is a fortress
Justice is a fortress

 Justice is a fortress in which all who are frightened take refuge. In fact, if a tyrant feels oppressed, does he not call for justice and scorn and condemn injustice? But you never see the opposite, someone condemning justice. Therefore, a man who is equitable by nature can rest at peace in this impregnable fortress.

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The Sufficient Tract
The Sufficient Tract

Introduction

For those actively looking to reinvigorate Islamic discourse, the works of Ibn Ḥazm (d. 1064 CE) are invaluable.  The approach that he takes cannot be characterised as representing a madhab (legal school of thought) per se.  Rather, the principles and approach that he sought to outline represent more of a legal method; one that is strictly

The Historic Reality of Paganism in Arabia
The Historic Reality of Paganism in Arabia

Introduction
Reconstructing the precise reality of the paganism as it existed in Arabia is a complicated task.  What were its essential features?  What exactly did the pagan Arabs actually believe about God, the afterlife, the idols?  In the forthcoming volume (2) of Kitāb

Allegiance
Allegiance

 

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him forewarned us that the era prior to the advent of the Dajjāl would be characterised by years of deception and treachery.  This is exemplified by the alliances which are often made with

Was the Prophet (ﷺ) a vegetarian or vegan?
Was the Prophet (ﷺ) a vegetarian or vegan?

 

There are some that have the inclination to try and depict the latest trend, fashion or fad as being something that was “originally Islamic” to begin with.  Some do so quite innocently, others sincerely looking to incorporate this into the arsenal of points to show that Islam is indeed the correct path for mankind to follow.  Yet there are

The Battle of India (Ghazwat-ul-Hind)
The Battle of India (Ghazwat-ul-Hind)

Introduction
 

Prophecies relating to the coming of the final hour, have a powerful propensity to capture the imagination.  None more so than those which appear in our tradition, the final revelation sent to mankind.  Indeed, it can cogently be argued that in our present era we have borne witness to some of them: whether that be the Arabs competing

Q&A Judgement in Yemen?
Q&A Judgement in Yemen?

Question
At last Friday prayer, the Imām discussed at length a ḥadith from the companion Mu’ādth ibn Jabal, when he was sent to Yemen and his discussion with the Prophet peace be upon him regarding how to judge cases.  Is there any value in this narration?  Is it authentically established?
Answer
The narration is quite well known and appears in several

Crypto currency and Bitcoin
Crypto currency and Bitcoin

Question
Is Crypto currency such as Bitcoin essentially prohibited because it is issued by unknown people?

Some argue that it is not tangible, being not made from anything physical, except being backed by software.  Wealth cannot be created from nothing, being prohibited in Sharī’ah.  Although paper money in origin was based upon the gold standard,

Medicine Men
Medicine Men

Introduction
'Anyone who practices medicine but is not known as a practitioner, and injures a person or inflicts harm on him, will be held liable.’  This statement, purportedly referred to as a Prophetic ḥadith has been circulated widely of late.  Several have asked about where it has been reported as well as its authenticity.  Against the backdrop

Attendance at Friday prayers
Attendance at Friday prayers

Introduction
With several mosques, particularly in London, closing their doors despite any government injunction to do so, several questions have been raised about the viability of convening Friday congregational prayers, Jummah, in other locations.  Many have also reluctantly now begun to acknowledge that the various restrictions imposed by government,

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An in-depth study into the very root origins of Islam, the essential nature of Tawheed (monotheism). Coupled with that it tackles head on not only the age old problem concerning the precise nature of worship and shirk (polytheism) but how these topics corresponds to the contemporary issue like ruling, governance and allegiance. Liberated from confused ill-disciplined divisions, primacy is given to the original sources, challenging many of the phantasms which plagued Islamic thought for far too long.

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A Ruling on Music and chess
bn Ḥazm was famous for his rejection that there is any clear authentic textual prohibition relating to music or playing chess. Therefore, aside from the Qur’ānic verses that are cited during the course of his argument, he undertakes a very detailed critical analysis of the ḥadith and narrative reports on the topic. This is insightful given that some of these ḥadith are quoted without an accompanying assessment of their authenticity, let alone their channel of transmission.
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