Lectures on Islamic Law

Jonathan Brown – Is there Justice Outside God’s Law?: Making Sense of the Boundaries of the Sharīʿah in Islamic Civilization

A key tenet of belief in Islamic civilization was that God’s law, the Shariah, was the most just and perfect system of law for mankind. The primacy of the Shariah in the minds of many Muslims today remains strong, and an enduring tension in Muslim communities is negotiating the legitimacy of legal systems outside of the Shariah. This presentation will explore how classical Muslim scholars understood the relationship of the Shariah to justice, and how they reconciled their belief in the rule of law with the urgings of equity.

Muhammad al-Yaqoubi – Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious & Ideological Foundations

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi presents an important and enlightening talk based on his new book, “Refuting ISIS.” The book details how ISIS bases its ideology on a superficial and literalist approach to the sacred texts of Islam; and concludes that ISIS does not represent Islam, that its declaration of a caliphate is invalid, and that opposing ISIS is an obligation upon Muslims.

Nouman Ali Khan – Between the Lines

Does Islam belong in our current time? Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses this.

Nouman Ali Khan – Slander is Serious

In this khutbah, Nouman Ali Khan explains certain ayat in the Quran of which some feel the need to apologize for. He explains that we do not need to apologize it but we need to understand it and learn it for ourselves first and foremost.

Nouman Ali Khan – Trust and Justice

In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman explains the ayat in Surah Nisa, 58 to 59, which discusses honoring the trust that are due to others and being just and fair when judging.

Jonathan Brown – Sharia and the Modern World

Dr. Jonathan A.C. Brown explains Islamic law and it’s application in contemporary times.

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis – Islamic Law: Barbaric or Misundestood?

Hamza Andreas Tzortzis discusses Sharia in our modern world and the opinions from society. Is it barbaric? Is it misunderstood? He discusses these issues.

Tariq Ramadan – Sharia: Myths, Facts & the U.S. Constitution

Dr. Tariq Ramadan speaks at Shura Council event on April 17, 2012 on Religious Freedom and the US Constitution.

Muhammad ibn Adam al Kawthari – Fiqh of Money & Economic Dealings of Everyday Life

Ever wondered if your deal was safe or even valid according to Islamic law? What does Islam say about halal & haram earnings, buying & selling, mortgages, banking, loans, interest, Riba, insurances, hoarding, cheating, fraud, and gambling? All this and much more will be answered in this important lecture delivered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari at the University of Oslo (Norway) on 19th of November, 2010

Mohamed Magid – Mercy Manifested in the Spirit of the Law: Lessons from the Time of the Prophet and His Companion

The Prophet Muhammad, peace upon him, is reported to have said, “If there were a prophet after me it would be Umar.” In this lecture, the President of the Islamic Society of North America, Imam Mohammed Magid, will examine the life and times of Umar bin al-Khattab, with special emphasis of his brilliant legal thinking, the mercy those rulings involve and the relevance for today’s Muslims, especially those of us here in the West.

Hamza Yusuf – Women, Shari’ah and Islam

Join the halaqa and take part in this discussion about the Islamic perspective of women and the many related issues. In the mountains of Northern New Mexico at the world famous Abiquiu Madressah, Hamza Yusuf answers many of the common questions about Muslim women such as the degree of men over women, the hijab, rights and roles, the concept of deficiency in women, and the hadith about women in Hell. Part of the widely popular Deen Intensive program, this session is an opportunity to see a unique side of Imam Hamza within the context of an informal and interactive study group. Other topics discussed: the breakdown of the family in the West, the man’s weakness for the woman, men and women shaking hands, cultural norms vs. shari’ah, a woman’s right to her own living space, participating in politics, following laws that contradict the shari’ah, paying taxes, and the idea of putting your parents in retirement homes. (Duration: 2 hours, 1 min)

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: Sunnah, Shari’ah, Sectarianism & Ijtihad

In his second lecture to non-Muslim middle school and high school teachers, Murad moves on to the more outward manifestations of the Islamic tradition. He explains the sunnah as being the “backbone” of a Muslim’s daily life and provides a brief and simple explanation of it’s vital role in Islam. He then focuses the remainder of his time on the Islamic law, its various sources, and its history. And in closing, the speaker looks at a few case studies of the practice of ijtihad in the Muslim world. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: dua (supplication), Salman Rushdie, medhabs (schools of thought), tabacco and smoking, AIDS, abortion, contraception, and artificial insemination.

Mokhtar Maghraoui – Rahmah in the Shari’ah

In this session, the shari’ah is discussed within the context of the two dominant attributes of Allah: His grace and His mercy. Are love, compassion and mercy foundational aspects of the shari’ah? At the Islamic Circle of North America annual convention in Atlanta, Mokhtar Maghraoui reminds the audience that Allah has made rahmah mandatory upon Himself. How then is this rahmah manifested in the Islamic law? And how is the concept of rahmah reconciled with the laws of punishment for murder, theft and adultery? At a time when extremism and intolerance are perceived to be the normative Muslim view, and when many Muslims themselves are ignorant of the true Islamic teachings, a serious and objective look is needed at the concept of rahmah in Islam. Discover exactly how Allah intends ease and facilitation, not complication and difficulty with His system of law and how Islam is, indeed, a mercy to all the worlds. (Duration: 1 hour, 2 min)

Ali al-Tamimi – Usul ul Fiqh

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Hamza Yusuf – Shariah: The Sacred Law

Shaykh Hamza lectures on the Sharia explaining the it’s purpose and history.

Abdal Hakim Jackson – Sharia Law: Theocracy or Democracy?

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Yasir Qadhi – Usul al Hadith

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