Tag Archives: Law

The Jews Alter and Change the Law, Such As Stoning the Adulterer

"O Messenger (Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam)! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you, of such who say: "We believe" with their mouths but their hearts have no faith. And of the Jews are men who listen much and eagerly to lies - listen to others who have not come to you. They change the words from their places; they say, "If you are given this, take it, but if you are not given this, then beware!" And whomsoever Allah wants to put in Al-Fitnah [error, because of his rejecting the Faith], you can do nothing for him against Allah. Those are the ones whose hearts Allah does not want to purify (from disbelief and hypocrisy); for them Read more ...

What is the Punishment of Rape crime in Islam?

  Praise be to Allah. The Arabic word ightisaab refers to taking something wrongfully by force. It is now used exclusively to refer to transgression against the honor of women by force (rape). This is an abhorrent crime that is forbidden in all religions and in the minds of all wise people and those who are possessed of sound human nature. All earthly systems and laws regard this action as abhorrent and impose the strictest penalties on it, except a few states which waive the punishment if the rapist marries his victim! This is indicative of a distorted mind let alone a lack of religious commitment on the part of those who challenge Allah Read more ...

Tolerance of Fiqh Issues

Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. | Source : MuslimMatters [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "Tolerance in Fiqh Issues"  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here. Indeed all praise is due to Allah (SWT), our Creator, our Nourisher, our Sustainer. And we ask Allah to send His peace and blessings upon His final messenger, the mercy to this universe, Muhammad ibn Abdullah [saws], and upon everybody who follows his way with righteousness until the last day. The topic I have chosen for this discussion is the importance Read more ...

Be an ideal Productive Muslim

Ponder on the following verse: Allah says in the Quran: “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with Read more ...

A State for Jews?

A State for Jews? Published on : 14:33 06/02/2011 By William James Martin for the PalestineChronicle I grew up in North Carolina and was around for the transformation to an integrated society where in the laws of the state and nation became color-blind; and blacks were afforded equal protection under the law. My parent's generation were generally decent honorable people who wished no one harm, neither black nor white, they believed in the humane treatment of everyone, but many also believed in the doctrine of separate but equal. This doctrine had been affirmed by the US Supreme Court in 1896 - Plessy v Ferguson - and the court contained Read more ...

Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam Since God is the absolute and the sole master of men and the universe, He is the sovereign Lord, the Sustainer and Nourisher, the Merciful, Whose mercy enshrines all beings; and since He has given each human dignity and honor, and breathed into him of His own spirit, it follows that, united in Him and through Him, and apart from their other human attributes, men are substantially the same and no tangible and actual distinction can be made among them, on account of their accidental differences such as nationality, color or race. Every human being is thereby related to all others and all become one community of brotherhood in their Read more ...

Ruling on a Muslim Marrying a Non-Muslim

Praise be to Allah. As far as the interfaith marriages are concerned, Islam does not encourage them. Islam does not permit a Muslim, male or female, to marry a non-Muslim, especially in countries like the U.S., China and India where Muslims are minorities. In a fully developed Islamic state, where Islam is dominant, Muslim men are sometimes allowed to marry non-Muslim women who are chaste and follow the original teachings of Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them). The general rule of Islam is that Muslims should marry Muslims. A Muslim male or female should not marry a non-Muslim male or female. The only exception is given to Muslim male who are allowed Read more ...

Tawaaf Is a Cosmic Law

Tawaaf Is a Cosmic Law By Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fouad Pasha (Professor at Cairo University) Allah Almighty says: “It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.” (Surah Al Anbiya 21:33) This glorious verse refers to a scientific fact concerning the system of the universe. Scientific discoveries have proved that we live in a huge universe that depends on revolution. The earth revolves round the sun once a year, the moon revolves around the earth once per lunar month, and the other planets of the solar system also revolve round the sun, each in its own orbit. Besides, Read more ...

Law of Islam

The Holy Qur’an says: “Are they looking for (seeking) a religion other than the religion of God (Deen of Allah), knowing well that all creatures in the heavens and on earth, willingly or unwillingly, have submitted to Him.” [Qur’an 3:83] The words "have submitted to Him" are "bowed to His Will (Accepted Islam) ..." in the Yousuf Ali translation:- • “Deen” does not mean religion in the limited sense that it is used in the English language, but in the sense of a ‘way of life’. • What then, is this “Deen of Allah”? The Qur’an itself at another place makes it clear that: "Surely the only Deen (true religion and the Right way of Read more ...