Fiction and the Sacred Law

Last year I wrote about science fiction as a vehicle for Islamic didacticism and better futures. This prompted several people asked whether there were any fatwas that support this. The image below shows a fatwa from Al-Azhar concerning stories that include fictional elements. The basic gist is that it is permissible provided one does not … Read more…

Accessible Conspectus: Pilgrimage and the conditions for it being obligatory

This post is part of a series of posts aimed at making The Ultimate Conspectus accessible to readers who have never read fiqh before. The Greater and Lesser Pilgrimage (Ḥajj and ʿUmrah, respectively) are both obligatory to perform at least once in an individual’s life. The textual foundation for Ḥajj being obligatory is from the Quran … Read more…