Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab)

You can download a pdf version of this paper here. Table of Contents Introduction | Meaning of the Word Hijab|Proof of the Obligation of the Headscarf (Khimar) for All Muslim Women | Was the Khimar Just a Cultural Thing? | Does the Khimar Have to Be a Particular Color? | Proof of the Obligation of the Outer Garment (jilbaab) for All Muslim Women | Can […]

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Covering the Head is Mentioned in the Qur’an for Women

There have been multiple claims by neo-liberal Muslims that the head covering for women is not mentioned in the Qur’an, therefore, it is not an obligation for women. However, this is not correct. The meaning of Khimaar in the Arabic language in verse 24:31 includes covering the head. This was understood to be part of the meaning from

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How Islamic Insurance Works

The discussion below is in two parts. First part briefly discusses the Islamic concept of insurance and the second briefly highlights why commercial insurance is forbidden in Islam. There is also a good discussion of Islamic Insurance here. Part 1 – Islamic Concept of Insurance Source: Economic Doctrines of Islam by Afzal-ur-Rahman, p. 147-149 The

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How to Give a Khutbah – Public Speaking, How to, Etiquettes and Tips by Navaid Aziz

Public Speaking

I have been giving khutbahs for years now, alhamdulillah, and found the following lecture extremely helpful and useful. Shaykh Navaid Aziz’s Brief Bio Shaykh Navaid Aziz has been described as being a gem in and of himself. Shaykh Navaid has a way of making each student feel special, as though he is talking to them

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