SHARIAH - FIQH - ISLAMIC LAW - ETHICAL & MORAL ISSUES - article collection

SHARIAH - FIQH - ISLAMIC LAW - ETHICAL & MORAL ISSUES - article collection

compiled by Sheila Musaji

last updated 4/20/08

Note:  all of the ISNA Fatwa bank articles are temporarily offline.  We hope that they will be back online shortly.  11-05

A New Fiqh in Islam, Yasser Hamdani http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_new_fiqh_in_islam/

ABORTION, Yusuf al Qaradawi, http://www.islam-online.net/fatwaapplication/english/display.asp?hFatwaID=5561

ADOPTION, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=364&repeat=question  AND http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=297&repeat=question

Amman Conference Statement - Eight schools of Islamic Law http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/statement_of_the_international_islamic_conference_in_amman/

An Islamic State or a State for Muslims?, Mshari Al-Zaydi http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=2&id=4898

ANIMAL TESTING http://www.islamveg.com/vivisection.asp

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Sharia Debate, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/archbishop_of_canterbury_and_sharia/

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Trouble with Shariah, Yahya Birt http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_archbishop_of_canterburys_trouble_with_shariah/

Are Opponents of Shariah Anti-Islam?, Farzana Hassan-Shahid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/shariah_are_opponents_of_shariah_anti_islam/

Are Sharia Laws and Human Rights Compatible?, Emran Qureishi & Heba Ezzat http://qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-373/_nr-6/i.html

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/artifi.html

BLASPHEMY - Brief History of Blasphemy http://www.richardwebster.net/abriefhistoryofblasphemy.html

BLOOD DONATION, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=304&repeat=question

BRAIN DEATH and LIFE SUPPORT, Idris Palmer, http://isgkc.org/lifesupport.htm

BRAIN DEATH in Islamic Jurisprudence, Abdul Aziz Sachedina, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~aas/article/article6.htm

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - An Islamic Perspective, Shahid Athar http://islam-usa.com/e106.htm
- Islam and the Death Penalty, William Schabbas http://pewforum.org/deathpenalty/resources/reader/15.php3

Challenge to Islamic Jurisprudence, Robert D. Crane http://www.globaljusticemovement.net/articles/islamicjurisprudence-rdc-0305.htm

Clearing the fog of Shariah, Daisy Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_philosophy_of_sharia_the_clear_path/

CLONING in the Qur’an and Tradition, Abdul Aziz Sachedina, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~aas/article/article4.htm

CLONING, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=314&repeat=question

CONJOINED TWINS Separation Poses Ethical Dilemma, http://www.altmuslim.com/biztech_comments.php?id=641_0_23_0_C 

CONTRACEPTION, Maher Hathout, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/contra.html

COPYRIGHT LAW, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=389&repeat=question

CREDIT CARDS, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=380&repeat=question

DEATH, Ethical Issues at the End of Life, http://www.khayma.com/maalbar/MedicalEyhics.htm#Abstract

DEATH, Right to Die?, Abdul Aziz Sachedina, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~aas/article/article3.htm 

DEATH & DYING, Sedki Riad, http://filebox.vt.edu/org/islam_sa/death.txt

Essence of Islamic Law, Robert D. Crane http://www.islamicity.com/politics/SHARIAH.HTM#S1

Ethics of DISAGREEMENT, Taha Jabir al’Alwani, http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/humanrelations/alalwani_disagreement/

EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE, Shahid Athar, http://www.islam-usa.com/e2.html

EUTHANASIA, Omar Hassan Kasule, http://www.iiu.edu.my/medic/islmed/Lecmed/euthanasia98.nov.html

FAMILY PLANNING and Islamic Jurisprudence, Azizah al-Hibri, http://www.religiousconsultation.org/family_planning_&_Islamic_jurisprudence_by_al_Hibri.htm 

FATWA
-Demystifying the Fatwa http://www.mpac.org/news_article_display.aspx?ITEM=329 - Muslim Cab Drivers and the MAS ‘Fatwa’, Muqtedar Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_cab_drivers_and_the_mas_fatwa/ - A Fatwa on Fatwas, Hafiz Muhammed Amin Kholwadia http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_fatwa_on_fatwas1/ - Wahhabism in the Service of Western Imperialism: The Politics of a Fatwa, Yaqub Shah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/wahhabism_in_the_service_of_western_imperialism_the_politics_of_a_fatwa/ - Indonesia: Pluralism and the Fatwa Against Pluralism, Diana L. Eck http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/indonesia_pluralism_and_the_fatwa_against_pluralism/  - Fatwas, Their Acceptability and Their Relevance, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fatwas_their_acceptability_and_their_relevance/  - What is Next After the Fatwa?, Dr. Aslam Abdullah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what_is_next_after_the_fatwa/  - Bin Laden’s Fatwa: A Call to Harabah, Aziz H. Poonawalla http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/bin_ladens_fatwa_a_call_to_harabah/

Fiqh Council of north America, Yusuf DeLorenzo http://www.islamicity.com/politics/SHARIAH.HTM#S2

Fiqh Council Resolves ‘Moon Fighting’ Issue in Muslim Community, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fiqh_council_resolves_moon_fighting_issue_in_muslim_community/

Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Sayyid Saabiq, http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/law/fiqhussunnah/

The Fiqh of Eid al-Adha, Shaykh Farraz Rabbani http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_fiqh_of_eid_al_adha/

The Fiqh of Fiqh, Hafiz Muhammad Amin Kholwadia http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_islamic_academy_diary_the_fiqh_of_fiqh1/

Fiqh of Minorities, Taha Jabir Alalwani http://www.isna.net/Library/Papers/fiqh/FiqhofMinorities1.asp

Fiqh Today: Muslims as Minorities http://www.islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2004/03/Article03.shtml

The future of Shariah, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im   http://www.law.emory.edu/fileadmin/faculty_documents/abduh/Chapter_1.doc

HUDUD, Central to Islam?, Chandra Muzzafar http://www.just-international.org/article.cfm?newsid=20000245

IN VITRO FERTILIZATION,
http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=400&repeat=question
http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/invitro.html
- Islamically correct Test Tube Baby http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14537_1.html

INTEREST The Issue of RIBA, Abdulaziz Sachedina, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~aas/article/article7.htm

International Humanitarian Law: Western Innovation Or Islamic Breakthrough, Mahmoud Mobarak http://english.webislam.com/?idt=1081

Introduction to Shariah and Fiqh, http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/law/shariahintroduction.html

Is Killing An Apostate in the Islamic Law?, Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/shariah_is_killing_an_apostate_in_the_islamic_law/

Islamic Finance: A Question of Law or Justice?, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_finance_a_question_of_law_or_justice/

Islamic Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/contobs.html

Islamic Shariah in the Western World, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_shariah_in_the_western_world/

Islamic Sharia and Jewish Halakha Arbitration Courts, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_sharia_and_jewish_halakha_arbitration_courts/

Islamic (Sharia) Government, Ahmed Hulusi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_sharia_government/

Islamic Views on Medical Issues, http://www.islamicmedicine.org/views.htm

The Issue of Usury and Interest in Islamic Faith and Law, Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_issue_of_usury_and_interest_in_islamic_faith_and_law/

KAFIR, on use of term KAFIR, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=279&repeat=question

Legal Rationality vs. Arbitrary Judgement:  Re-examining the Tradition of Islamic Law, S. Parvez Manzoor http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/legal_rationality_vs_arbitrary_judgement_re_examining_the_tradition_of_isla/

LIFE INSURANCE, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=312&repeat=question 

LIFE SUPPORT and BRAIN DEATH, Idris Palmer, http://isgkc.org/lifesupport.htm

LIFE, INCEPTION AND END, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/incept.html

MADHABS
- Article on Madhabs http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/madhab
- Hanafi http://muslim-canada.org/fiqh.htm
- Hanbali http://muslim-canada.org/hanbalschool.html
- Maliki http://muslim-canada.org/malikischool.html
- Shafi http://muslim-canada.org/shafischool.html
- Shia, Jaafari http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Jafari

MARRIAGE BETWEEN SUNNI & SHIAH, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=296&repeat=question

Medical Ethics, Hamada Hamid http://www.amss.net/Abstract_32ndConference/HamadaHamid15.htm

Moral Maturity of Two Year Olds: Reward and Punishment Mentality of Muslims, Pamela Taylor http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000171.php

MORTGAGES, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=254&repeat=question

MUSIC, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=319&repeat=question

Muslim Americans and Shariah http://www.islamicity.com/politics/SHARIAH.HTM

Notion of Shura, Shura and Democracy, Tariq Ramadan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/notion_of_shr_shr_or_democracy/

ORGAN DONATION, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=325&repeat=question 

ORGAN TRANSPLANT, Zaki Badawi, http://ireland.iol.ie/~afifi/Articles/organ.htm

ORGANS, SALE OF HUMAN, M. Naem Yaseen, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/vision/dr_mnyaseen.html

Origins of Islamic Law http://www.crf-usa.org/terror/islam_law.htm

Pakistan : The Meaning of a Moratorium, Tariq Ramadan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pakistan_the_meaning_of_a_moratorium/

The philosophy of Sharia - the Clear Path, Faraz Rabbani http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_philosophy_of_sharia_the_clear_path/

PLASTIC SURGERY, http://www.islam-online.net/fatwaapplication/english/display.asp?hFatwaID=6157

Re-examining primary and secondary sources of Shariah, Farzana Hassan-Shahid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/re_examining_primary_and_secondary_sources_of_shariah/

Rise of Professionalism in Moral Awareness, Robert D. Crane http://www.islam21.net/pages/keyissues/key1-29.htm

Role of Morality in Politics, Robert D. Crane http://www.islam21.net/pages/keyissues/key1-35.htm

SACRIFICE http://www.islamveg.com/sacrifice.asp

Shariah and Contemporary Issues, By Dr. Adbul Basit http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/shariah_and_contemporary_issues/

Sharia and Fiqh: Understanding Ijtihad, Abu Munir Winkel http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/sharia_and_fiqh_understanding_ijtihad/

Shariah and Religious Absolutism, Farzana Hassan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/shariah_and_religious_absolutism/

Sharia is not the problem http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/sunday-review/living/sharia-is-not-the-problem-785281.html

Shariah Law Explained, BBC special report http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7234870.stm

SHARIAH: Legacy of the Prophet:  The Role of Human Rights in Islamic Law, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/shariah_legacy_of_the_prophet_the_role_of_human_rights_in_islamic_law/

SHIA MUSLIMS, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=357&repeat=question 

Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence, Taha Jabir al’Alwani, http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/law/alalwani_usulalfiqh/

STERILIZATION, Maher Hathout, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/sterili.html

SUFISM, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=281&repeat=question

SURROGACY, Maher Hathout, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/obstet/surrog.html

TERRORISM & EXTREMISM Against Terrorism and Religious Extremism:  Muslim Position and Responsibilities, ISNA http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/against_terrorism_and_religious_extremism_muslim_position_and_responsibilit/  - Forbidden to attack foreigners and tourists http://www.islamonline.net/English/In_Depth/ShariahAndHumanity/Articles/2006/04/02.shtml  - collection of FATWAS on terrorism and extremism http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_voices_against_extremism_and_terrorism_part_i_fatwas/0012209

TRANSPLANTATION OF BRAIN CELLS, http://www.islamset.com/bioethics/organ/salami.html

Travesty of Justice - Sudanese Caricature of the Islamic Law, Mirza A. Beg http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/travesty_of_justice_sudanese_caricature_of_the_islamic_law/

Ulama, Hegemony and Reform, Chandra Muzaffar, http://www.just-international.org/article.cfm?newsid=20000248 

Umar Faruq Abd-Allah says U.S. and Islamic Law Congruent http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2007/04/03/University/Scholar.Says.U.s.Islamic.Law.Congruent-2819456.shtml

Understanding the Four Madhabs, Abdul Hakim Murad, http://members.cox.net/arshad/newmadhh.htm

Unity Through Schools of Thought, Abdal Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/unity_through_schools_of_thought/

Why Shariah?, Noah Feldman http://uruknet.info/?p=m43209&s1=h1

Who Decides Right or Wrong, Tariq Ramadan http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0306-2000

Who Owns Islamic Law?, David Glen http://www.ijtihad.org/who-owns-Islamic-law.htm

WOMEN AND JANAZAH, http://www.irfi.org/thepeoplewhothink.org/Women/Women%20and%20janazah.htm

WOMEN AS LEADERS, http://www.isna.net/Library/fiqhqa/questions.asp?question=376&repeat=question

 

* FCNA stands for Fiqh Council of North America


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