Child Custody in Islam after a Divorce or Separation (Part 2): Shaikh Sālih Al-Fawzān (aslo: mercy towards slaves and caring for animals)

A Child That Reaches The Age Of Discernment (7 Years Old) Is Given A Choice Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that a… Continue reading

Child Custody in Islam after a Divorce or Separation (Part 1): Shaikh Sālih Al-Fawzān

Introduction: Ibn Hajr in Bulūgh Al-Marām wrote a chapter entitled “The Chapter of Hadānah” (or Hidānah). The intent of this term is the protection of… Continue reading

Seeking Marriage and the Marriage Ceremony in Islam (Islam 5.1)

Objectives: Recall the main parts of the marriage ceremony and consider the importance of marriage in Islam. Marriage is a legal union between a man… Continue reading

Cultivate the youth and do not sideline them: Shaikh Fawzān’s guidance to the youth

There is no doubt that the youth of the Ummah are foundations of the human building – upon which this Ummah is established. So the… Continue reading

Things that make a man happy and things that make him miserable: A tremendous hadeeth.

Sa’d Ibn Abī Waqqās () stated that Allah’s Messenger () said: [arabic-font]ثلاث من السعادة وثلاث من الشقاوة : فمن السعادة : المرأة تراها تعجبك ،… Continue reading

Benefits of polygamy in Islam: The Prophet Solomon and his wives between Islam and the People of the Book

Plural Marriage in Islam (This is a section taken from an article of Shaikh Al-Fawzān elsewhere on this site) The saying of the Prophet (salallaahu `alaihi… Continue reading

The use of Genetic Engineering and Islam (Ethics 1.10)

Designer Babies: Imagine a scenario where a couple go to a specialist and say: “We want an intelligent boy with dark hair, blue eyes, and… Continue reading

Reproductive Cloning – Islamic views on ‘creation’ of an identical copy of an organism (Ethics 1.9)

Reproductive Cloning Reproductive cloning is the ‘creation’ of an identical copy of an organism, which could be an animal, a plant, or possibly even a… Continue reading

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF treatment) and Surrogacy in Islam (Ethics 1.8)

In Vitro Fertilisation  IVF Since 1977, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has become common place. It helped couples to become parents who previously would not be… Continue reading

Artificial Insemination (AI) from the husband or by a sperm donor (Ethics 1.7)

Artificial Insemination (AI) Artificial Insemination (AI) has been used in farming for many years as an easy way of ensuring that animals, especially cows, become… Continue reading