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Fiqh & Life

August, 2017

  • 19 August

    Brain Death in Islamic Jurisprudence by Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Although the Muslim scripture, the Qur'an, contains various death themes that add significantly to our insight into the meaning of death, the concept is left undefined and always portrayed in close relationship with the...

  • 17 August

    Job Opening: Assistant Professor on Contemporary Islam

    The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Contemporary Islam (0.8 fte). The position will involve 50% teaching, 40% research, and...

  • 17 August

    The Emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the Authority of Knowledge Conference

    Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales announce the holding of its second conference, on the topic of "The emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge (4ᵗʰ/10ᵗʰ‒8ᵗʰ/14ᵗʰ centuries)". The conference will take place in Cairo on...

  • 16 August

    Organ Transplants according to Islam

    organ donation and transplantation

    The issue of organ transplantation in Islam is divided into the cases where the donor is alive and when he is dead. There are a couple potential problems regarding organ transplant from a live donor. One of the potential problems is that in Islam it is prohibited to harm oneself to the point of...

  • 15 August

    Reducing Negative Factors of Prenatal Development in Islam

    There are many negative environmental factors effecting the prenatal development of a child. Muslim children do not suffer from nearly as many of these factors than non-Muslim children. Hence, the possibility of a Muslim producing strong, healthy, and intelligent babies is...

  • 14 August

    Victoria’s First Hijabi Policewoman Says the Challenges

    Victoria's first policewoman to be wear a hijab on duty has revealed the challenges she faces being a Muslim on the frontline amid the heightened threat of...

  • 14 August

    £1,000 Prize for the Best Article on Islamic Studies

    The Third Round of the BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions. The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of £1,000, and it will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of...

  • 13 August

    Pakistan Bank Sought to Increase Islamic Banking Market Share

    National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on Wednesday sought help of government and the central bank to increase market share of Islamic banking industry, which stands at merely 12 percent despite a huge demand for...

  • 12 August

    Saudi Top Shia Cleric Sentences to 13 Years Jail

    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced distinguished Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein al-Radhi to 13 years in prison as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on...

  • 12 August

    Bahrainis Rally in Support of Ayatollah Isa Qassim

    Scores of Bahraini people have staged fresh protests in a northern region to express solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and his supporters, who have been subject to a...

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