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The hadiths and Fiqh concerning medicine with haram ingredients

By: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Source: IlmGate In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The scholars (within the Hanafi School) have differed as to the permissibility of using unlawful (harām) medication. It is related from Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him) – the founder of the Hanafi school – that it will not be permissible to use anything that is unlawful even for medical purposes. However, according to Imam Abu Yusuf (Allah have mercy on him) it will be permitted. Hence, Imam al-Sarakhsi (Allah have mercy on him) states: “According to Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him), it will not be permitted to drink the urine of animals whose meat is halāl (m: for it is...

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The facts about hijab and Islamic Law

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, translation by Zameelur Rahman Source: Writings on the topic of the veiling and unveiling of women have proliferated in our time. The best that I have seen on this subject is a treatise by my late father Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ (Allah have mercy on him) which he called Tafsil al-Khitab fi Tafsir Ayat al-Hijab, which is a section from his Ahkam al-Qur’an (3:393-483), in which he examined the verses and hadiths cited on the subject and exhausted the positions of the fuqaha (jurists) and the statements of the exegetes regarding the limits of hijab and its description. The sum of what he concluded after an extensive study is that the...

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Islamic Medical Ethics: What is it about?

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage Many Muslims, especially those living in the west, have to deal with great confusion when it comes to medical treatment. A question that often arises is, “Should I take a medicine that isn’t halal?” Another popular question is, “Is it okay if I’m unknowingly taking a medicine that might not be halal?” Any product that is to be consumed is halal when the ingredients being used are halal and the process used for its production is halal. Yet the matter of ingredients and processes are not always straightforward or transparent making for a lack of clarity. Additionally, there are other matters, apart from consumable products and medications, such as...

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