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Islamic Scholars

Meat from Machine Slaughtered Animals

By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari / 16 Dec 2013

Slaughtering animals mechanically has become a widespread phenomenon in many abattoirs, plants and firms in a number of countries. The idea and objective behind slaughtering animals mechanically rather than manually is to speed up the process of slaughter, thus catering for a mass production.


UAE Science Festival Draws on Int'l Attraction

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 06 Nov 2013

Martin Croucher

A biologist will dissect squid and fish live on stage during a science exhibition next month in the capital of UAE.

The dissection, which organizers admit is “not for the squeamish”, will be performed by a biologist from Bahrain’s Science Centre and is among several exhibits at this year’s Abu Dhabi Science Festival from the wider region.


Is eating insects lawful?

Source : / 3 Oct 2013


I have a question about the permissibility of eating insects. Recently, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, has come out with a report which states that there are several insects which are nutritious and can be eaten. It says edible insects can fight malnutrition. They have, for example made edible biscuits from termites, etc. What is the Islamic ruling on this? Which ones are halal? Which ones are makruh? Which ones are haram?


Al-Imam al-Faqih Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hajar al-Haytami

Source : / 20 Sep 2013

Shihab al-Din Abu al-’Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Hajr al-Haytami al-Makki al-Ansari. He is al-Azhari in scholarship, al-Ash’ari in doctrine, al-Junaidi in the tasawwuf path, a Hadith master, and a brilliant scholar of in-depth applications of Sacred Law. He was born in the end of 909 H in Abu Haytam, western Egypt. He was the Shāfi‘ī Imām of his time.


Abul-Hasan Al-Mahamili

By Abu Layth / 4 July 2013

With the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The following biography of Imam Abul Hasan Al-Mahamili (المحاملي) is my abridged summation of the introduction of Dr. Abdul Karim Al-’Umari (ghafar Allahu lahu) of Al-Lubab fi Fiqh Ash-Shafi’i. His commentary and notes of the Lubab of Imam Abul Hasan Mahamili is the best published, to my knowledge. For more detail regarding Imam Abul Hasan’s life please refer to his work, or to the Tabaqaat of the Shafi’i scholars such as Ibn As-Subki, Ibn Kathir, Adh-Dhahabi, Ibn Shahbah and others.


Are suicide bombings lawful in Islam?

By Abu Amina Elias / 8 June 2013


Are suicide bombings or “martyrdom operations” allowed in Islam?


The Need for Consultation (mushāwara)

By Muhammad Haq / 7 June 2013

In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the most Kind.

As Muslims, the best role model we have is of course, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ(peace be upon him). About him, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala (exalted is He) says:

“And indeed, you are of a great moral character.”


Are images, pictures, photos, and cartoons forbidden in Islam?

By Abu Amina / 3 June 2013


Is it forbidden for Muslims to use pictures and photos for useful purposes? Is it permissible to use images for education or to keep memories of family members?


Imam Abu Bakr Al-Bayhaqi

By / 20 May 2013

Imam Al-Haramayn Al-Juwayni (rahmatullah ‘alayh) said of Imam Al-Bayhaqi:

ما من فقيه شافعي إلا و للشافعي علي همنة إلا أبا بكر البيهقي، فإن المنة له على الشافعي لتصانيفه فينصرة مذهبه و أقاويله

“There is no Shafi`i [faqih] except he owes a huge debt to Ash-Shafi`i, except Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi, to who al-Shafi`i owes a huge debt  for his works which imposed al-Shafi`i’s school and his sayings.”


Bayah & the Importance of a Spiritual Guide/Murshid


By Muhammad Irfan Kas / 17 May 2013  

Pledging allegiance, also known as taking bayah or bayt, is a tradition from the times of Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

Once such example of this is when the Noble Companions pledged oath to him under the tree. In this incident, each Companion placed their hand in the hand of the Beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and affirmed their faith in the oneness of Allah (tawheed).


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