Legal Rulings Islamic Supreme Council of America http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings.feed 2017-12-11T04:06:36Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Ritual Prayer: Its Meaning and Manner 2010-05-26T23:11:43Z 2010-05-26T23:11:43Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/53-ritual-prayer-its-meaning-and-manner.html Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/prayers.jpg" border="0" alt="prayers" title="Eid in Mumbai" width="400" height="267" style="float: right;" /></p> <p>Prayer is one of the central elements of Islamic practice and worship. Indeed, it is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam and, along with the testimony of faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting the month of Ramadan and paying the poor tax, forms the essential framework of religious life for Muslims. More than that, the observance of the ritual prayer forms the framework of each Muslim’s day, from the pre-dawn morning prayer to the night prayer that precedes sleep.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/prayers.jpg" border="0" alt="prayers" title="Eid in Mumbai" width="400" height="267" style="float: right;" /></p> <p>Prayer is one of the central elements of Islamic practice and worship. Indeed, it is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam and, along with the testimony of faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting the month of Ramadan and paying the poor tax, forms the essential framework of religious life for Muslims. More than that, the observance of the ritual prayer forms the framework of each Muslim’s day, from the pre-dawn morning prayer to the night prayer that precedes sleep.</p> Understanding Islamic Law 2010-05-26T21:31:23Z 2010-05-26T21:31:23Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/52-understanding-islamic-law.html Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani cellweb@yahoo.com <p class="Body1"><span class="Body">Islamic civilization, since the time of Prophet Muhammad (s) until now, is firmly founded on the concept of ‘rule of law.’ For that reason, the law is published and known, and citizens and courts are expected to uphold it. In addition, Muslim citizens must adhere to Islamic law - Shariah. If a Muslim citizen commits a religious violation, he is judged according to Islamic law. A non-Muslim citizen is judged in religious issues by the laws of his own faith.</span></p> <p class="Body1"><span class="Body">Islamic civilization, since the time of Prophet Muhammad (s) until now, is firmly founded on the concept of ‘rule of law.’ For that reason, the law is published and known, and citizens and courts are expected to uphold it. In addition, Muslim citizens must adhere to Islamic law - Shariah. If a Muslim citizen commits a religious violation, he is judged according to Islamic law. A non-Muslim citizen is judged in religious issues by the laws of his own faith.</span></p> What is a Fatwa? 2010-05-25T21:18:24Z 2010-05-25T21:18:24Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/44-what-is-a-fatwa.html Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani cellweb@yahoo.com <p>In recent years, the term “fatwā” has been widely used throughout the media, usually to indicate that a death sentence has been dealt to someone or some group of people. The limited use of this term has resulted in a limited understanding of its meaning. ISCA therefore offers the following statement to elucidate the true significance of the term “fatwā.”</p> <p>In recent years, the term “fatwā” has been widely used throughout the media, usually to indicate that a death sentence has been dealt to someone or some group of people. The limited use of this term has resulted in a limited understanding of its meaning. ISCA therefore offers the following statement to elucidate the true significance of the term “fatwā.”</p> Jihad, Terrorism and Suicide Bombing: The Classical Islamic Perspective 2010-03-03T08:27:59Z 2010-03-03T08:27:59Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/21-jihad-classical-islamic-perspective.html Shaykh Hisham Kabbani cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/insurgents.jpg" border="0" title="Insurgents" width="356" height="235" align="left" />In this presentation we would like to shed light on the meaning of Jihād, a term that has become universally known today. One can find countless interpretations of this term which differ from its true spirit and the meaning that Allah intended it in the Holy Qur’ān and in the narrations of the Prophet . On the contrary people are use the term Jihād in this time in a way that suits their own whims without realizing the damage that they are causing Islam and Muslims.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/insurgents.jpg" border="0" title="Insurgents" width="356" height="235" align="left" />In this presentation we would like to shed light on the meaning of Jihād, a term that has become universally known today. One can find countless interpretations of this term which differ from its true spirit and the meaning that Allah intended it in the Holy Qur’ān and in the narrations of the Prophet . On the contrary people are use the term Jihād in this time in a way that suits their own whims without realizing the damage that they are causing Islam and Muslims.</p> Jihad: A Misunderstood Concept from Islam 2010-01-13T10:46:27Z 2010-01-13T10:46:27Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani (Chairman, Islamic Supreme Council of America) and Shaykh Seraj Hendricks (Head Mufti, Cape Town, South Africa) cellweb@yahoo.com <p>It cannot be over-emphasized that Islam upholds the values of reason, balance and responsibility in the conduct of its worldly affairs. There is nothing arbitrary about its legal provisions relating to matters of war, peace, international relationships and the rule of law. In this area there is considerable agreement between Islamic law and the legal systems currently practiced throughout the world. In addition to the real possibility that these legal systems were profoundly influenced by the legal heritage of Islam, this commonality can be explained by the fact that the protection and endorsement of basic human rights form the cornerstone of Islamic legislation.</p> <p>It cannot be over-emphasized that Islam upholds the values of reason, balance and responsibility in the conduct of its worldly affairs. There is nothing arbitrary about its legal provisions relating to matters of war, peace, international relationships and the rule of law. In this area there is considerable agreement between Islamic law and the legal systems currently practiced throughout the world. In addition to the real possibility that these legal systems were profoundly influenced by the legal heritage of Islam, this commonality can be explained by the fact that the protection and endorsement of basic human rights form the cornerstone of Islamic legislation.</p> An Explanation of Islam and Sufism 2010-01-13T10:35:11Z 2010-01-13T10:35:11Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/4-an-explanation-of-islam-and-sufism.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <h4>What does Islam mean?</h4> <p>Islam means submitting to God's Will and accepting that there is no God but one God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God, peace abd blessings upon him, as are Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah and Adam, peace be upon them all.</p> <h4>What does Islam mean?</h4> <p>Islam means submitting to God's Will and accepting that there is no God but one God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God, peace abd blessings upon him, as are Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Noah and Adam, peace be upon them all.</p>