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Hijab Think Tank – Guidance and Encouragement to Indian Muslims

In mid-February, all eyes were on the Indian state of Karnataka as female Muslim students took a stand against a college’s decision to ban the hijab. As videos, images, and op-eds flooded our news feeds, Chicago Muslim leaders called on their communities to go further than virtual and verbal support....
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Superior Guidance through Superior Submission

Question: Is God egotistical as He says He can forgive all sins except kufr and He punishes people who don’t believe in Him? Answer: Once you believe Allah ﷻ exists and He alone is The One Whom we worship, then our lives are invariably governed by His rules and regulations....
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Muslim Vaccine Response

Muslim leaders and activists tackle opposition to COVID-19 vaccines. Outreach programs to dispel COVID-19 vaccine disinformation are having an impact on vaccination rates within some Muslim communities.
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Theology and Ontology in Medical Ethics

The following is a transcript of a lecture Shaykh Amin Kholwadia delivered, Theological and Ontological Consideration for an Islamic Ethics of Medicine, at a workshop for the Initiative on Islam and Medicine in 2017. The transcriber’s comments are in brackets, and the transcript has been condensed and edited for flow....
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A Principled Approach for Muslims to Engage in Finding Cures

The following transcript is a talk by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia from the seminar titled Resuscitating Healthcare Practices with Ingenuity in the Face of  a Pandemic hosted by The World Muslim Communities Council on Islamic Jurisprudence Amid Pandemic Times on May 10, 2020. Al-salām ʿalaykum wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātahū, Alḥamdulillah, Bismillah...
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Eid Prayers During the Shelter-in-Place Order

In the Name of Allah, The Gracious, The Merciful We praise and thank Allah Almighty for granting us the blessed month of Ramadan during this gloom. We hope and pray to Him that as He Almighty emancipates souls from the Fire during this month out of His sheer Mercy, that...
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Finding Purpose in the Face of a Pandemic

Finding Purpose in the Face of a Pandemic Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia, Director of Darul Qasim  ﷽وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَAnd surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give...
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COVID-19 and Jumu’ah – Additional Clarification

Go here for the main text of the COVID-19 and Jumu’ah post In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful  al-Salām‌ ‌ʿalaykum‌ wa raḥmat Allāh, Much confusion still exists in the minds of many Muslims about what to do about Jumuʿah. The Darul Iftāʾ at Darul Qasim has laid...
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An Islamic Prescription for Holistically Treating a Global Pandemic Crisis

Download a PDF of this post In these heady days of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, it is sometimes hard to remember that history has documented many prior catastrophic pandemics.  Indeed, Muslims have survived and managed pandemics before. We have noted that there are numerous voices within the Muslim community advising...
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COVID-19 and Jumuʿah

Download a PDF version of this post In the name of Allah, The Gracious, The Merciful  Allah’s‌ ‌Fadl‌ ‌on‌ ‌this‌ ‌Ummah‌ ‌is‌ ‌immense‌ ‌and‌ ‌perpetual.‌ ‌Allah‌ ‌sent‌ ‌down‌ ‌His‌ ‌Last‌ ‌Messenger‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌complete‌ ‌and‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌code‌ ‌of‌ ‌life‌ ‌we‌ ‌know‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌Shariʿah.‌ ‌The‌ ‌Shari’ah‌ ‌gives‌ ‌us‌ ‌solutions‌ ‌to‌...
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A Declaration from the ‘Ulama on the Coronavirus Crisis

Download a PDF of this article In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful. Al-Salāmu ʿalaykum wa raḥmatuAllāh! Greetings of peace and Allah’s infinite mercy!   We pray and hope you are in the best of spiritual and physical health. The impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is deeply...
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Darul Qasim’s Position on the Moral and Legal Obligations for Muslims Regarding Sexual Crimes

There seems to be much confusion about cases and matters pertaining to allegations of sexual crimes and the Muslim community’s treatment of the accused and the accuser.  The following is a response to a specific inquiry about such matters that Darul Qasim has received. This article is intended to offer...
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