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Islamique Magazine Online | November 29, 2020

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Why the Niqab is Religious and Not Cultural

September 19, 2013 | 11

By Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad Once again, Muslims of Britain are under the microscope. This time it is the niqab, the face covering worn by many Muslim women.

Calls to ban it, have a national … Read More

Law vs Common Sense in Marriage

February 1, 2013 | 2

As I was driving down Mile End Road one evening I received a call from a young man.

(I was using a hands free kit I promise) who asked me about a young husband who wanted … Read More

Let’s Agree to Disagree: Part II

February 1, 2013 |

In the first part of this article the fact was established that

differences in the Ummah are a reality that not only manifested

during the earliest times of Islam but were clearly accommodated

in the teachings of our Prophet (SAW). … Read More


February 1, 2013 |

Q. I am a Bengali and in our culture we have a custom of touching the feet of elders out of respect. A girl is normally obliged to touch the feet of her in-laws, especially when they come to see … Read More

Planning on paying Zakah this Ramadan?

July 16, 2012 |

If so, read on…

We all know Ramadan is fast approaching, and to welcome the holiest month of the year, we’ve packed our freezers, dusted off our Qurans and made intentions to devote more time in this … Read More

Let’s Agree to Disagree: Part I

May 28, 2012 | 4

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim


For Muslims in the UK, differences in the way we practise aspects of Islam have now become a fact of life.  When it comes to applying our faith to our lives we do many different things … Read More

The Fiqh of Hajj

October 21, 2011 |

Frequently asked questions on Islamic law concerning the holy month.


Below are some brief answers to questions pertinent to hajj. These should not be treated as comprehensive. They will serve well as an initial read. It is a good … Read More

Fiqh of Ramadan

September 5, 2011 |

Unless otherwise stated, the rulings below are based on the Hanafi Madhhab.


What is Sawm/Fasting?

Sawm is to abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset with the intention of fasting as an act of worship … Read More


September 5, 2011 |

What is Zakat?

Literally, zakah means blessing, purification, increase and goodness. It is so called as it blesses the wealth from which it is taken and protects it from misfortunes. The Holy Prophet (saw) has said, “Allah has made it … Read More