Tagged: Fiqh

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,...

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)...

Widows (part 1)

Introduction Death is the ultimate fate of every soul.  Whether death comes from illness or suddenly and unexpected, it is the inevitable consequence of living.  As Allah the Exalted has clearly explained to us: ‘Every...

Dog days are over?

Introduction The article presented here is an adaptation of Appendices 3 and 4 from the major study entitled ‘Permissibility or Impermissibility of Foods: A ruling application for guidance concerning the permissibility or impermissibility of foods...