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Dr. Salah Asawy

Dr. Salah Asawy

Previously, the shaykh assumed various prominent positions some of which were: Professor in the Faculty of Legislation and Law at Al-Azhar University, Professor at Umm Al Qura University, a visiting professor in the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences in Washington DC., President of the American Open University and a VP to its Board of Trustees.
Currently, the shaykh is the President of Mishkah University and the Secretary General for the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America.


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Is it Permissibility to set a Time Limit on the Ruler’s Term The norm concerning the social contract of the ruler as envisioned by the jurists throughout the centuries is that it was of a permanent nature. The ruler would not leave his position unless he had some physical shortcoming or was no longer considered righteous. However, the question arises as to whether it is permissible to set a term limit for the Imam (ruler) or president at the outset, after which time the nation would again be allowed to choose its leader. Such term limits could definitely protect the nation from having to forcibly remove the ruler and from resorting to violence. The position of the Imam or leader is that of a social contract and, as such, it adheres to the principles of contracts. There are two parties to this contract: the ruler and the nation. The ruler must...
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According to Shari`ah, how lawful is it to teach sex education to young people in public schools in the way it is done in American schools? All praise is for Allah, and may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and true followers. To proceed: Teaching anything that it is necessary to teach, whether related to sex or otherwise, is unobjectionable and without blame. The problem arises with other issues unrelated to the teaching process in and of itself, like for example, the provocative presentation and wrong ideas that accompany this instruction. The way this subject is taught to young people in this country, for instance, in many places, is not devoid of stimulation and arousal. It may rely on videotapes or scandalous pictures showing people engaged in sex acts, portraying the male member during ejaculation, or other things unnecessary to the teaching process and unrelated to...
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In the name of Allaah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allaah, and may peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allaah, his family, companions, and all those loyal to him. Allaah, the Majestic and High, has indebted us, as part of our worship of Him, with being just and kind to the non-Muslims who are peaceful with the people of Islam. Allaah, the Most High, said: ‘Allaah does not forbid you from being kind and just to those that do not fight you on account of religion nor drive you out from your homes. Indeed, Allaah loves those that are just.’ Part of kindness to them is visiting their sick, sending condolences for their deceased, exchanging gifts to and from, congratulating them for the likes of marriage, a newborn, or upon returning from travel, and the likes of these matters if it is called for via...
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In the name of Allaah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. All praise is due to Allaah, and may peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allaah, his family, companions, and those loyal to him. Firstly, we are to say that what actually took place is contingent upon investigation, and it isn’t our place to be hasty and not await the results. Nevertheless, we say that what took place, regardless of its culprit being an Egyptian or not or a Muslim or not, was a heinous abomination, ignorance, foolishness, and a despicable crime. Such an act is condemned by both the Islamic shari’ah as well as civil law. We do not stand by its culprits regardless of what their motives were, and irrespective of what their explanations are. This is because of the most self-evident truths of the Islamic shari’ah is the sanctity of blood for every peaceful countryman, every person that...
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