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, but nevertheless invariably castigated by those rigid adherents of the other legal schools, Ali ibn Aḥmad ibn Sa’eed ibn Ḥazm, Abu Muḥammad (d.1064CE) was from Cordoba and was one of the acclaimed leading scholars of his

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 too.’ Perhaps it does seem incredulous to some, but at times these arguments are advanced. Yet in fact, nothing can be further from the truth.  All previous divine laws have been abrogated with the advent

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Executive Summary Associating the word Liberty with that of the ‘Sharī’ah’ doesn’t always readily spring to mind.   On the contrary, the very notion that the Sharī’ah could in any way be associated with a conception or idea of liberty appears to be totally absent from contemporary discourse.  Too often the very idea of the Sharī’ah that is conjured in people’s minds relates solely to punishments. Islam being a complete Deen provides clear boundaries and regulations not only