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Friendliness with People of Other Faiths

   Friendliness with People of Other Faiths Some Muslims think that they are not expected to be friendly or jovial with people of other faiths. As such, they stay distant from non-Muslim colleagues, neighbours and others. Is a Muslim permitted to be friendly with people of other religions? How close […]

SHARI’AH RULINGS (Ahkam al-Shar‘iyyah) HAUSA


One of the major objectives of Islamic teachings is to guide people towards what is good and right, and to protect them from what is bad, harmful and wrong. Laws and rules are therefore important in helping to identify right from wrong, and in guiding people towards a better and […]

SHARI’AH RULINGS (Ahkam al-Shar‘iyyah) YORUBA


Shari’ah rulings, Ahkam al-Shar‘iyyah are usually grouped into 2 major categories or types. Those that deal with what is permitted or prohibited for a responsible adult Muslim (mukallif) are referred to as “defining law” (al-hukm al-taklifi), while those that deal with the factors and circumstances that make the permitted and […]


ISLAM PERMITS SOME INTERFAITH MARRIAGES Islam permits a Muslim man initiating and having a relationship as close and intimate as that of marriage with a Christian or Jewish woman in spite of the difference in faith. It is narrated that despite having married Muslim women previously, the third Caliph, Uthman […]

Shariah Intelligence: What is Usul al-Fiqh 2


Usul al-Fiqh means “the fundamental principles of Islamic law.… (It) expounds principles and methodology by means of which rules of law and jurisprudence are inferred and extracted from their sources. It involves the study and formulation of rules of interpretation, obligation, prohibition and global principles.

What is Usul al-Fiqh (Yoruba)


Sound reason and critical thinking play a very important role in understanding the Qur’an and making judgement, Usul al-Fiqh enables scholars to deduce with a reasonable degree of certainty what level of desirability or undesirability to assign to every aspect of our lives, based on the guidance of divine revelation […]


SECONDARY SOURCE: RA’I AL-SAHABI Ra‎’i al-Sahabi is the reasoning or Opinion of a Companion of the Prophet (ﷺ). This is often discerned from a recorded saying or fatwa of a Companion (sahabi) which has not been contradicted by any other Companion’s opinion.[1] Some scholars use the following verses to support […]