Spirituality & Community

Call them by their father’s names: The status of a child conceived out of wedlock

What is the status of a child conceived out of wedlock? Recently I came across something that reminded me of a person I had known several years ago. Not that I really knew him well, but once we had a conversation that has stuck in my head till this day. I had known of him for a while as Hayyan ibn Bayyan, but I wasn’t sure about his last name. So I asked him “…wasn’t it Bayyan or something?

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It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it: a medieval fatwa on emulation

The pious jurist, the Mufti, Abu Abdullah Al Mawwaq was asked about the ‘Darnadin’ is it permissible to wear? It being a piece of roman clothing; emulation not being applicable when compared to the benefits wearing it has; it is a useful, economical piece of clothing which protects one from the cold.

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