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SOURCES OF EVIDENCE in ISLAMIC LAW

Download the PDF Version here to view the full contenthttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/5.-SOURCES-OF-EVIDENCE-in-ISLAMIC-LAW.pdf             SOURCES OF EVIDENCE in ISLAMIC LAW Islamic Jurisprudence uses primary and secondary sources of evidence to formulate law. ‘Evidences’ (adillah) are the sources and procedures that a school of law (madhhab) endorses in order to derive rulings. These are […]

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TERMINOLOGY IN THE EVOLUTION OF USUL AL-FIQH

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/3-Terms.pdf In this section, we will review all the terms we have come across so far. How many can you remember?  Test yourself by covering the definitions on the right hand side. TERMS MEANING/EXPLANATION Generation of Sam’i Generation of “listeners”, eyewitnesses, Companions Generation of Jam’i Generation […]

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THE EVOLUTION OF USUL AL-FIQH

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2.THE-EVOLUTION-OF-USUL-AL.pdf THE EVOLUTION OF USUL AL-FIQH witnesses: This was the generation of the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) who saw, heard and lived with him. They witnessed the revelation and application of the Qur’an and Sunnah. They observed how he handled cases that were not responded […]

WHAT IS USUL AL-FIQH?

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/1.WHAT-IS-USUL-AL-1.pdf WHAT IS USUL AL-FIQH? The literal meaning of usul al-fiqh is “roots” or “foundations” (usul) of Islamic jurisprudence and understanding (fiqh). It is the field that studies the proofs, bases, evidences (adillah) and sources of Islamic law. Without “roots”, there would be no deep understanding, […]

Ideals in Interfaith Relations: Hostility or Harmony?

Download PDF Version herehttp://1. Ideals in Interfaith Relations: Hostility or Harmony? Some believe that Islam prescribes that Muslims should be in a permanent state of enmity with people of other faiths, irrespective of their disposition towards Islam and Muslims. What is the ideal and normative relationship that Islam prescribes between […]

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Addressing Non-Muslims with Insulting Terms – Kafir!

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/4-Addressing-Non-Muslim-with-insulting-terms-kafir..pdf Addressing Non-Muslims with Insulting Terms – Kafir! Some Muslims call Christians and other non-Muslims by names such as Kafir (in Arabic), Arne (in Hausa), Kirdi (in Kanuri), etc., which these people regard as insulting. Since Islam is interested in peaceful coexistence, should Muslims call people […]

Existence of Ahl al-Kitab (People of Earlier Revelation) Today

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/3.Existence-of-Ahl-al-kitab.pdf Existence of Ahl al-Kitab (People of Earlier Revelation) Today Some Muslims believe that modern-day Jews and Christians should not be regarded as “Ahl al-Kitab (People of Earlier Revelation)” because of the corruption of their scriptures and their belief in the Trinity, the sonship, divinity and […]

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IDENTITY AND NAMES

Download the PDF Version herehttps://dawahinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/SECTION-2-identity-and-names.pdf This section focuses on the identity of the People of Earlier Revelation and their continued existence. 1.   Identity of Ahl al-Kitab (People of Earlier Revelation) Some Muslims view only Jews and Christians as Ahl al-Kitab and therefore closer to Muslims than people of other faiths. […]

CONCEPT OF AL-WALA’ AND AL-BARA’

This section gives the definitions of the terms al-wala’ and al-bara’, as well as the various forms of both. Download the PDF version here 1.       Introduction to Al-Wala’ (loyalty) and Al-Bara’ (dissociation) Some Muslims understand interfaith relations as summarized and restricted by the notions of either one of “loyalty and […]