Is It Permissible To Use Medical Marijuana?

By | Fiqh | 32 Comments

Introduction Marijuana, cannabis, ḥashīsh and hemp are well-known names of plants and derivatives that belong to the genus Cannabis. Cannabis is most popularly characterized by its narcotic, near-intoxicating effect which is caused by its main psychoactive constituent Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis is categorised in the Sharī‘ah under those substances which are…

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Keep Or Release, But In A Good Way

By | Fiqh, Relationships, Reminders | 2 Comments

Allah jalla wa ‘alā says: الطَّلاَقُ مَرَّتَانِ فَإِمْسَاكٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ تَسْرِيحٌ بِإِحْسَانٍ “Divorce can happen twice, and [each time] wives either be kept on in an acceptable manner or released in a good way.” (2:229) Allah jalla jalālahu also says: وَإِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النَّسَاء فَبَلَغْنَ أَجَلَهُنَّ فَأَمْسِكُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ سَرِّحُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ…

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The Hijab vs The Beard

By | Fiqh, Reminders | 9 Comments

It’s very difficult not to get irritated by those men who try to equate the challenge of wearing hijab with their own “challenge” of keeping a beard. The fear being of course that men might belittle the believing women and look down upon them, and conflate the difficulty of what women face with what…

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Beautifying Yourself For Prayer

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Allah jalla wa ‘alā says: يَا بَنِي آدَمَ خُذُواْ زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ “Children of Adam, beautify yourself in your place of worship.” (7:31) This is part of the 31st verse of Sūrat’l-A‘rāf, and in it there have been mentioned three words which are “names” that are meant to be…

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