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ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān: A Model of Female Scholarship in the First Century

ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d.106/724) was a prominent female scholar in the era of the tābiʿūn (Successors). She was a descendant of the Anṣār born in Medina. It was not her lineage that led to her exemplary status as a female Successor in her era, rather it was her deep insight in knowledge and her contributions to the dissemination and transmission of the Prophetic traditions, and her juristic abilities.

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Fiqh (Islamic Law)

On Dyeing Hair: An Approach from Islamic Law

The doctrine and philosophy of Islam in structuring its legal edifice is inclusive of an adherent’s lifestyle, including his/her beautification, attire, and ornaments; rather, it is an elaborate area exhaustively discussed in the ornate chapters of the Islamic legal corpus and the Canons of Prophetic Narrations (ḥadīth). As jurists (fuqahā) have meticulously extrapolated derivatives and subsidiaries (furūʿ), they have included in their works discussions concerning the permissibility of dyeing one’s hair.

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