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The Titles of Risalat al-Huquq (Treatise on Rights)

The Titles of Risalat al-Huquq (Treatise on Rights)

According to the account of al-Shaykh al-Saduq in al-Khisal, the titles of Risalat al-Huquq are: The right of God The right of soul The right of tongue The right of ears The right of eyes The right of hands The right of feet The right of abdomen The right of private parts The right of prayers The right of pilgrimage to Mekka The right of fasting The right of charity ... Read More »

Did temporary marriage exist during the time of the Noble Prophet ?

Did temporary marriage exist during the time of the Noble Prophet ?

The general consensus of the Islamic scholars indicates that temporary marriage was lawful during the initial period of Islam and, in fact, the essentials of religion too emphasize this lawfulness – (and the difference of opinion that exists in connection with verse 24 of Suratul Nisa): فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْـتُمْ بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً “Then as to those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed.” as to whether ... Read More »

What is meant by ‘justice’  with respect to polygamy?

What is meant by ‘justice’ with respect to polygamy?

In verse 3 of SuratulNisa, we read: فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُوا فَوَاحِدَةً “…but if you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one.” Similarly, in verse 129 of this same chapter, we read: وَ لَنْ تَسْتَطِيعُوا أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا بَيْنَ النِّسَاءِ وَ لَوْ حَرَصْـتُمْ “And you have it not in your power to do justice between wives, even though you may wish (it).” The question that ... Read More »

What Rights does Islam offer to Women?

What Rights does Islam offer to Women?

With the onset of Islam and its special teachings, the life of women entered into a new phase – a phase which differed vastly from the previous one and became one in which women availed of all kinds of individual, social and human rights. The basis of Islamic teachings with respect to women is exactly what we read in the Noble Qur`an: وَ لَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ “…and they ... Read More »