To understand the essence of the Shari`ah, one must understand the relationship between man and God that Islam lays down. There is no god but One God; Muhammad is the Prophet of God: This simple sente
Sufism and Wahhabism are very general words that people use to mean a variety of things, good and evil, from the Islamic point of view. So, I will try to clarify all the different views about them reg
The symbolism of the Ka`bah as the exclusive and permanent direction for Muslims in Salah was extremely important. Physical expression of feelings and emotions is a natural human tendency, because man
The notion and term of qawamah (caretaking) is highly significant to each Muslim family and society. However, it has been misinterpreted by many people. Below is an attempt to shed light on that term
The Islamic history is rich enough to propose a variety of political mechanisms for leadership. After the death of the Prophet in 632 CE, each of the four Righteously Guided Caliphs used a different p
Shari`ah-oriented political scientists define Hisbah as the duty of enjoining good when it is neglected and forbidding evil when it is prevalent in society. Ibn Khaldun (d. AH 808) considers Hisbah
The term ahl al-hal wal `aqd refers to those who have power and are influential in terms of decision-making in the Muslim state. They have the power and authority to elect the ruler and to depose him.
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