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MUSLIMS IN NON-MUSLIM LANDS
A LEGAL STUDY WITH APPLICATIONS

This study shows that traditional Sharīʿa hermeneutics, through the lens of Ḥanafī legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh) and international law (siyar), inherently possesses the flexibility, relevance and applicability to take into consideration non-state implemented Fiqh or minority-status of Muslims on wide ranging subjects like medicine, politics and finance.

Research

Tafsir al-Maturidi on Surat al-Qadr (English translation)

Tafsir al-Maturidi on Surat al-Qadr (English translation)

English translation of the tafsīr (exegesis) of the early Ḥanafī theologian, Abū Manṣūr al-Māturīdī (d. 333/940) on Surat al-Qadr (Q. 97) which discusses the sending down of the Qurʾān to the Prophet on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) in the month of Ramaḍān. It...

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Measuring the Capacity of the Ṣāʿ

Measuring the Capacity of the Ṣāʿ

There are a number of weights and capacities which have been specifically mentioned in the body of hadith; some are related to acts of worship and so make it necessary to act upon the exact amount. There are a number of papers written on this topic (Muhammad, 2001)...

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Islamic Human Rights Discourse and Hermeneutics of Continuity

Islamic Human Rights Discourse and Hermeneutics of Continuity

After World War II the United Nations developed new international law constructs in cooperation with the majority of the world’s nations, which were mainly based on a Western hermeneutic of rights. This international humanistic project provided new anthropological...

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Recent Ḥanafī Fatāwā in the British Context

Recent Ḥanafī Fatāwā in the British Context

The word ‘Muftī’ has been introduced into the English language, and British way of life in general for that matter, due to the indigenous Muslims whose home is Britain after their economic-migrant forefathers established themselves several decades ago. A mufti serves...

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Traditionalism as Hermeneutics

Traditionalism as Hermeneutics

The fundamental sources of Islamic Law are the Qur’ān, which are the actual Words revealed by Allah to man via Prophet Muhammad and the Prophetic Traditions the Hadīth. However, the key question that arises is how should God’s Words be interpreted by man, if at all?...

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