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The higher objectives of the Sharia

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Source: ilmgate.org

By: Mateen A. Khan (translator)

Translators comment: Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah refers to the set of objectives and goals which the Sharī‘ah strives to establish. For example, the preservation of faith, life, lineage, intellect and property are essential objectives of the Sharī‘ah as propagated by Imam al-Ghazālī. These objectives establish benefits (al-masālih) and remove harms (al-mafāsid) for the individual and community. However, we find that some misconstrue their place and derive rulings from the objectives while going against the primary textual evidences i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. For clarification, we turn towards a translated chapter from Usūl al-Iftā’[1] by Mufti Taqi Usmani (May Allah bless and preserve him) entitled Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah.

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Why Deporting Central American Children Might Break The Law (Video)

info-pictogram1 By the end of this year, between 60,000 and 90,000 Central American children will be at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them seeking asylum. These child migrants have sparked pro- and anti-immigration protests around the country. So what obligations does the U.S. have toward them? Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond, OBE, a foremost name in global refugee movements and rights and the founder of the co-founder of Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center, talks to AJ+.

Ramadan is slipping away. There is no tomorrow…

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By: Omar Suleiman

When we are vulnerable or weak, we tend to make a lot of promises to Allah. How many times do you here “Oh Allah if you give me this, then I’ll start praying”, or “I’ll stop selling haram”, or “I’ll stop committing this sin”, etc. The implication of that form of supplication Is that Allah hasn’t already given you enough of a reason for repentance.

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Spring of Salvation: Ust. Nouman Ali Khan (Video)

info-pictogram1 Young Muslims is a pioneering national youth organization that has been on the youth scene since the early 90’s. We have established a well organized network of local youth groups that we call NeighborNets (which means network of neighbors) across the United States and Canada. Each NeighborNet is a dynamic youth group which attempts to build a solid understanding of the principles of Islam amongst its members by helping them put these principles into practice. By providing the youth with an Islamic atmosphere where they can form bonds of brotherhood with their peers, they become comfortable with Islam and its teachings. We stress the importance of knowing, understanding, and fulfilling our individual and collective obligations as Muslims.
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