Summary: Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals

Summary of a case study in Islamic Law and Ethics by Musa Furber. Animals are at the heart of many of today’s heated ethical and legal debates. This paper presents a survey of Qur’anic verses and prophetic narrations related to kept animals, and a study of one school’s application of this evidence to the topic of kept animals. This ethical and legal study will also throw into relief some of the mechanism of madhhab based jurisprudence and fiqh reasoning. This study serves as a basis for understanding and applying Islamic moral theology to the numerous contemporary issues related to kept animals.

Comment: Arab women hilariously shut down a Muslim cleric criticizing ‘flamboyant’ abayas

From stepfeed: Muslim scholar Sheikh Mohamad Al Arefe caused quite a stir on social media late on Tuesday after he posted a tweet stating that it is “haram” for women to wear flamboyant hijabs and abayas. The Saudi Arabian scholar is followed by over seventeen million people on Twitter and many of the women following him … Read more…

Comment: How Philosophical Work Can Change The World

Contemporary Islamic scholars and academic philosophers often face similar questions, criticisms, and challenges. Daily Nous‘ closing comments on an interview with Noam Chomsky mention several examples: …there is the question of whether we should want philosophers to have a significant social and political influence. And also whether, if one wants to influence politics and society, one should … Read more…

For muʿtamad positions: ʿUmdat al-Salik or Kifayat al-Akhyar?

Q. Which should I read for muʿtamad positions: ʿUmdat al-Salik or Kifayat al-Akhyar? A. Ahmed bin Naqib al-Masri’sʿUmdat al-Salik is better if your goal is for learning the muʿtamad or official opinions of the Shafiʿi school. Taqi al-Din al-Hisni al-Husseini’s Kifayat al-Akhyar is better if you want to know the evidence and arguments behind the rulings, … Read more…