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Video: Studies in Usul ul Fiqh | An Introduction to Legal Maxims

Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) الفقه الإسلامي is a very important and diverse discipline. its literature is very vast. In addition to the body of the legal rules, it includes Usul al Fiqh أصول الفقه (Islamic legal theory), comparative Fiqh الفقه المقارن, 'Ilm al-Khilaf علم الخلاف (studying differences among jurists and their basis) and 'Ilm al-Qawaed al-Shareyyah. القواعد الشرعية This discipline addresses the legal maxims and their application. Muslim jurists, in the past and the present, produced huge literature addressing this aspect of Fiqh. This is part of a video series by Sheikh Abu Tariq Iyad Hilal. Source: Al-Arqam Institute


By: Iyad Hilal ‘Eid-ul-Adha is one of two Islamic holidays permitted by Allah (‘Azza wa Ja’l); the other being ‘Eid-ul-Fitr. Aside from being occasions for celebration, the two ‘Eids that the Ummah observes conclude two distinct acts of worship: Saum (during Ramadan) and Hajj. While ‘Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the act of fasting (during Ramadan); ‘Eid-ul-Adha concludes the Hajj with its most important act that is manifested by the assembly of pilgrims (gathered) at Arafah. ‘Eid-ul-Adha (known also as ‘Eid-ul-Nahr or Yawm-ul-Nahr) immediately follows the Day of Arafah during the Hajj. To perform this Fard act i.e. Hajj, capable Muslims from all over the world visit Makkah and perform specific actions in a particular order. This visually and substantively signifies the unity of the Ummah. It is unfortunate that some Muslims (both in the West and in the Muslim World) insist and argue about celebrating ‘Eid-ul-Adha according to our own sighting of the moon when we shoul