Author Archives: Mufti Sufyan

  • can child wear silk

    Question: Is it permissible for me to make my young boy wear clothes made from pure silk? As he has not reached a mature age Islamically, he is still a child. Will it be permissible for him?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   It is not permissible for males …

  • Is Kangaroo Meat Halal

    My relatives from Australia would like to know is it permissible to eat kangaroo meat, if slaughtered in a halal way? The reason they ask is because the following is a fatwa online which they read which says it is haram:   Assalaam Alaikum Is kangaroo meat Halal?   Answer: (Fatwa: 1306/1175=B) The meat of …

  • Islamic Methodological approaches

    USŪL AL-FIQH, AL-QAWĀ’ID AL-FIQHIYYAH, FIQH AL-AQALIYĀT AND MAQĀȘID AL-SHARĪ’AH Usūl al-fiqh Usūl al-fiqh is the methodology of deducing law pertaining to religious actions from its evidence. This is done via principles or a procedure adopted by the jurists (fuqahā) to deduce the sharī’ah ruling from their sources; the qur’ān, ḥadīth, Ijmā’ (consensus) and qiyās (analogical …

  • Conducting a Nikāh via a Video call

    Question I did my nikah 4/ 5months back via a video call on my iPhone. Me and my wife were at our apartment and we used my iPhone and on the other side of the video call were my two male friends who were acting as witnesses. My friends were Muslims too. We did ijab …

  • Prophetic Educational Practice

    Introduction The following essay aims to analyse the prophetic educational practice in Islam by examining different verses from the Qur’ān and Ĥadîth. Although the Qur’ānic verses are not direct words of the Prophet ﷺ, however, they are a primary source of revelation revealed to the Prophet ﷺ, who disseminated them to his nation and therefore …

  • Jews and Muslims

    One of my esteemed teachers once stated that the closest religion to Islam in this day and age is Judaism. This statement has been at the back of my mind for a long time, probing me to research its accuracy. Finally, I got the chance to do a bit of research in this regard and …

  • QUESTION: Not sure if I’m a musafir? I live in England and that is my permanent home…Going Bangladesh for 4 weeks , however traveling on plane. Stopping in Dubai for 6 hours. Then to Bangladesh. So how will I know what salah/namaz to pray on board? How many rakats? And method, standing or sitting?   …

  • Introduction In the following essay, al-Ghazâlî’s theory of dharûrîyyât (essentials), ĥâjîyyât (needs) and taĥsînîyyât (embellishments) will be discussed. Firstly, these terms will be explained in detail, focusing on what al-Ghazâlî meant by these terms and how al-Ghazâlî saw the usage of these terms in jurisprudence. Secondly, practical examples will be cited of classical issues where …

  • Humans

    Many a times, I used to hear Mowlânâ Aĥmad Bahâwalpûrî mention in his sermons:   “Humans are not the best of creation because Allah has made them…Allah has made everything and not just humans. Humans are only the best of creation if they follow the path of their Lord and don’t break any of His …

  • What should we read in the month of Ramadhân?

    By Abû l-Ĥasan al-Ťâlib   Our respected teacher, Molânâ Dr Ábdur Razzâq Iskandar[1], often advises the graduates at the end of an academic year that “at various relevant times, read the related chapters from the books of Ĥadîth and books of Fiqh. In this way, your knowledge will remain fresh.”   The month of Ramadhân …


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