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  • Islam And Law After Unification Debates And Challenges

    Islam And Law After Unification Debates And Challenges

    The two legal traditions were merged after the unification of Northern and Southern Yemen in 1991. Islam and law after unification debates and challenges are discussed below. Members of the Yemeni Socialist Party in the south and conservatives and Islamists in the north engaged in intense debates over family law.

  • Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid - Imam At The 'Umar Ibn Abd Al-'Aziz Mosque In Saudi Arabia

    Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid - Imam At The 'Umar Ibn Abd Al-'Aziz Mosque In Saudi Arabia

    Muhammad Saalih al-Munajid (b. 1960, Haleb, Syria) is the Imam at the 'Umar ibn Abd al-'Aziz mosque in the city of Al-Khobar, Saudia Arabia, where he teaches and gives lectures in sharia (law) and dawa (preaching). Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid was the first person to launch a website representing Islam in Saudi Arabia. The site was launched in 1997 and included the now popular Q&A format. It has since been translated into numerous languages.

  • Scholars Debate Punishments For Homosexuality Giving Textual Citations

    Scholars Debate Punishments For Homosexuality Giving Textual Citations

    First of all, it should be clear that the man committed two heinous crimes: homosexuality, and murder. Each crime is sufficient to warrant death penalty. In addition, this man has severed ties of kinship by seducing and killing his nephew. The Glorious Qur'an is explicit in deciding the Hadd (legal penalty) for the crime of murder, when saying: "O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: …" (Al-Baqarah: 178) Homosexuality, moreover, is an abomination and a grave sin. In Hadith, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, clarifies the gravity of this abomination by saying: "Allah curses the one who does the actions (homosexual practices) of the people of Lut" repeating it three times; and he said in another Hadith: "If a man comes upon a man then they are both adulterers."

  • Standing Committee For Scholarly Research And Issuing Fatwas (Saudi Arabia)

    Standing Committee For Scholarly Research And Issuing Fatwas (Saudi Arabia)

    The Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Issuing Fatwas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a scholarly committee which includes a number of senior scholars in Saudi Arabia. It has done a great deal of work in explaining rulings of Shariah to the people and issuing fatwas having to do with all aspects of life. Shaykh Ahmad ibn, Abd al-Razzaaq al-Duwaysh has compiled the fatwas issued by the committee, and the first group of them has appeared in 26 volumes; the second group has appeared in six volumes.

  • Apostasy And Its Classification In Yusuf Al-Qardawi's View - Defining Apostasy

    Apostasy And Its Classification In Yusuf Al-Qardawi's View - Defining Apostasy

    Human faith is a matter of conviction and submission and to a great extent based on human reasoning and understanding by which the faith could be justified and elaborated. Therefore the religious faith is not only deeply rooted in human hearts but also in their minds and both may affect each other. As human minds and reasons are subject to change and transform from a state to another or could be affected by external factors, man's perception and adherence to a religion may change even shift to that opposes his previous faith if some opposite assumption occurred in his mind.

  • A Fatwa From The Council Of Senior Scholars In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Warning Against Mass Demonstrations

    A Fatwa From The Council Of Senior Scholars In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Warning Against Mass Demonstrations

    Statement by the Council of Senior Scholars of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Greetings and peace be upon His honest servant and Messenger and upon his family and companions.

  • Destroying Shrines Of Timbuktu - Some Arab Responses

    Destroying Shrines Of Timbuktu - Some Arab Responses

    Following their takeover of Timbuktu and the rest of northern Mali in early 2012, Islamist fighters came destroying shrines of Timbuktu and a number of mausoleums and tombs in the city known as the "City of 333 Saints."

  • The Muslim League - Defending The Rights Of Muslim In India

    The Muslim League - Defending The Rights Of Muslim In India

    Founded in 1906 in Dhaka, the All India Muslim League, under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, spearheaded the demand for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent in the 1940s. As it drew its support, largely from regions where Muslims were in a minority, to garner the Muslim vote, Jinnah used religion (Islam) as the party’s main rallying cry and the “two nation theory” (Muslims as a separate nation from the Hindus of the sub-continent) as its driving principle.

  • Al-Azhar’s Relations With Other Sunni Groups

    Al-Azhar’s Relations With Other Sunni Groups

    Throughout its history, al-Azhar boasted including diverse Islamic currents. But it also strongly rejected other currents, including most recently the Baha’is and the Quranists. Al-Azhar also opposed Islamic radicals and took the side of the state in its fight against violent Islamist groups. Despite its post-Mubarak overtures to Salafis, al-Azhar and Dar al-Ifta’ remain opposed to the hardliner interpretation of Islam adopted by mainstream Salafist groups, especially the Salafist Calling, also known as the Salafists of Alexandria.

  • The Complex Relationships Between Muslim Political Parties

    The Complex Relationships Between Muslim Political Parties

    Egypt hosts a wealth of Muslim political parties with disparate agendas and complex relationships with one another. The relations among and within these groups and the role of foreign actors such as the United States and Israel, play central roles in determining the future of the Egyptian political sphere.

  • Christian Communities Under Non-Christian Gadhafi Rulership

    Christian Communities Under Non-Christian Gadhafi Rulership

    Gadhafi made several statements against Christianity, alleging in 1992 that those requesting that Libya give up the Lockerbie bombers were "Western Christian crusaders" trying to start "a new global conflict between Christianity and Islam." In a 2007 prayer meeting in Niger, Gadhafi said that "Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion."

  • International Union Muslim Scholars Dublin Ireland - What Is It About?

    International Union Muslim Scholars Dublin Ireland - What Is It About?

    Founded in 2004, The International Union for Muslim Scholars is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with the offices of the Secretary-General in Nasr City, Egypt. Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a prominent cleric, is President of the Union; Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Sheikh Ahmed bin Muhammad al-Khalili (Grand Mufti of Oman), Sheikh Mohammed Wa‘id-Zadeh (of Iran) share the position of Vice President of the Union.

  • Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) - A Pakistan Deobandi Sunni Political Party

    Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) - A Pakistan Deobandi Sunni Political Party

    The JUI follows the Sunni Deobandi school. Deobandis have a presence in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North West Frontier Province), and Balochistan. The JUI traces its roots to the Jamaat Ulema Hind (JUH), which formed in 1919 in British India and had an anti-colonial bias and was also against the formation of a separate homeland for Indian Muslims. A faction of the JUH parted ways in 1945 to support the All Indian Muslim League and the creation of Pakistan.

  • Minority Muslim Groups - What's Their Story?

    Minority Muslim Groups - What's Their Story?

    Though the majority of the Libyan population belongs to the Maliki tradition, small numbers of Sufi and Ibadi Muslims also reside in Libya. Sufi Muslims emphasize mysticism and have recently been the target of violent attacks by Salafi extremists, including the destruction of a Benghazi cemetery and school. In March 2012, the sons of a sheikh in Zlitan accused a group of intending to destroy the grave of a Sufi saint, al-Asmar.

  • Religion, Law, And Iraq’s Personal Status Code

    Religion, Law, And Iraq’s Personal Status Code

    Personal Status issues - those dealing with matters under the umbrella of family law, including marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, and inheritance - have been the focus of some the most contentious debates over the role of Islamic law in post-Saddam Iraq. While strict Shari’a guidelines may fall to the wayside in other realms of litigation, in the areas of family law and personal status - those which most directly affect Iraqi citizens - religious authorities have made clear their intent to uphold, to the best of their ability, the principles of Shari’a.

  • Islah Party - Muslim Brotherhood In Yemen

    Islah Party - Muslim Brotherhood In Yemen

    After the unification of Yemen in May 1990 and before holding a popular referendum on a draft of the constitution, a broad coalition of northern-based conservatives declared the formation of the Yemeni Grouping for Reform, or Islah. While rivals, such as the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) and al-Haqq (Zaydi political party), and some journalists accuse it of being fundamentalist and extremist, the Islah Party is very different from other cohesive Islamist parties around the Muslim world such as Jordan’s Islamic Action Front, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and Morocco’s Justice and Development Party.

  • Salafi Groups In Egypt - Five Main Salafi Trends In Egypt

    Salafi Groups In Egypt - Five Main Salafi Trends In Egypt

    Despite the presence of some Salafi organizations, overall, Salafists have not banded under a unified leadership or organizational structure, such as the case with the Muslim Brothers. Rather, there are a number of prominent and lesser known Salafi sheikhs with disparate groups of followers. According to a two-part study by Salah Eddin Hassan (Part 1, Part 2), the main Salafi trends in Egypt are: Al-Sunna Al-Muhammadeyya Society, The Salafist Calling, Al-Madkhaliyya Salafism, Activist Salafism, and Al-Gam’eyya Al-Shar’eyya.

  • Salafi Violence Against Sufis - Shrines Are Destroyed And Burned

    Salafi Violence Against Sufis - Shrines Are Destroyed And Burned

    Several Sufi mosques and shrines have been destroyed and burned, and Salafi groups have been blamed for this. These shrine problems are a sign that Salafists and Sufis, who have different ideas about how to interpret the Quran and Sunna, are starting to fight again after putting it down for a long time.

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