Simple Fiqh

What is Islam? Salaat – The 5 Daily Prayers

What is Islam? Salaat - The 5 Daily Prayers

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
The importance of Salaat (prayer) in the way of life of Islam is emphasised by the saying:
He who establishes his Salaat, establishes his Islam
The 5 daily prayers are compulsory for every Muslim after he or she has attained the age of puberty.  Even in the Holy Qur’an, you will find [...]

The Islamic Contribution to the English Legal System

The Islamic Contribution to the English Legal System

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Just a quick one to let all my highly informed readers know about this very interesting article I read on the BBC News website.
It explores the ‘missing’ link between the Islamic and English legal systems and how Islam contributed to the English one.
It also touches upon an area of history [...]

Marriage Matters – Ladies Seminar

Marriage Matters - Ladies Seminar

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well it’s here – finally!
Insha-Allah (with the Will of Allah) this Saturday, 7 June 2008 we will be holding the long awaited ‘Marriage Matters’ seminar for ladies only (the one for men is going to be soon after insha-Allah).
The seminar will focus on the position of marriage, relationships and family [...]

A Gift from the Shaikh!

A Gift from the Shaikh!

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) I met the Imam of Masjid-e-Hidayah, Dewsbury (he is also my friend!!) this weekend.
He gave me a little present, but said that I could only have it on one condition…
The condition being that I share it with everyone else! So, just click on the [...]

Laylatul-Qadr – The Night of Power

Laylatul-Qadr - The Night of Power

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well as we are well into the last Ash’ra (last 10 days) of Ramadhaan, people will inevitably start having the usual conversations about Laylatul-Qadr (The Night of Power)…..
When is it?
Is it on the odd nights or on the even nights?
Is it the night of the 27th?
As my knowledgeable readers will be [...]

Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh

Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
The prayer of Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh is a very special prayer.
It is so special that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) recommended that a person should try to pray it every day. And if not every day then every week, and if not every week then every month. And if not every [...]

Fresh Gossip!

Fresh Gossip!

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Q: You keep on saying that Islam is a way of life, so what does it say on the issue of backbiting, or to use the more modern phrase, gossip?
A: Good question. In Islam, backbiting or gossip is Haram (forbidden), and if a Muslim commits any act which is Haram then [...]

The Generosity of Imam Abu Hanifah

The Generosity of Imam Abu Hanifah

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
It is a well-known fact that Muslims follow some basic schools of thought in matters of Islamic Jurisprudence, other than questions of faith and fundamentals of worship and legal practices.
The renowned scholars of the four basic schools s were Abu Hanifah, Malik ibn Anas, Muhammad ibn Idrees Ash-Shaf’i and Ahmad ibn [...]

The Miracle Tooth Stick!

The Miracle Tooth Stick!

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Although the use of the toothbrush is widespread, and many people still think that the only way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to brush them with a combination of man-made fibres and chemical paste, Muslims have been cleaning their teeth with something called a Miswaak (tooth stick) for [...]

The Truth About TV…

The Truth About TV...

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
As part of our ‘Simple Fiqh’ (Jurisprudence) section, where we shall attempt to clarify the Islamic rulings on contemporary issues in easy to understand language, but based on authentic sources, here is the Juristic Decision on Television from the Islamic Fiqh Academy (India).This is a body of internationally renowned scholars and [...]