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Ḥadīth

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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Fiqh (Islamic Law)

The Origins of Islamic Legal Theory (Uṣūl al-Fiqh)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. And may His perpetual peace and blessings be upon our Beloved, our Liege Muḥammad, the Chosen One. The Earliest Forms of Law The origins of legal theory are traced back to the emergence of law, for in making any law and jurisprudence, a modus operandi is required which is the foundation of that law. Law is traced back to the creation of Ādam (peace

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Ḥadīth

A Glimpse of Infant Care in Islam: The Prophetic Tradition of Taḥnīk

The particular method of performing taḥnīk, Ibn Ḥajar (may Allāh have mercy on him) elucidates in Fatḥ al-Bārī (his commentary on Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī) is that taḥnīk is to chew something, put it in the mouth of the infant and rub his palate with it. And it is best to perform it with ripe and sun-dried dates (this is known as al-tamr in Arabic, and it is what the Messenger of Allāh utilized). If that is

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