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Teaching Sex Education in Public Schools

In Muslim Minorities by bocapro

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 …

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AMJA’s method of deciding the beginning of an Islamic (Hijri) month

In Aqeedah by bocapro

With the days of Eid-ul-fitr approaching, the usual commotion around the beginning of the Eid and the end of Ramadan is apparent. The same disagreement about the Shawal moon sighting and declaring the end of Ramadan is prevalent across the Muslim communities in North America. AMJA would like first to extend its warm congratulation for Eid-ul-fitr to the Muslim Ummah, …

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A Question Related to Women and Activism in the West

In Woman Matters by bocapro

Question: Is it permissible that a woman stands to give a word before a congregation of men and women? This is because in the graduation ceremonies male students are asked to give a word when in the meantime, some do not allow girls although they may be more efficient than boys. In the USA, the issue of equality of men …

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Building Bridges With People Of Other Religious Communities

In Muslim Minorities by bocapro

This Article was written in response to the following question: How to build bridges with people of other religious communities without compromising our belief? All praise be to Allah, and may His peace and blessings be on the greatest messenger, Muhammad. If a group of Muslims worked with Christians and Jews, or Hindus and atheists on cleaning their neighborhoods, saving the …

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Why Fast on the day of ‘Ashuraa

In Fasting by bocapro

The Fasting On The Day Of ‘Ashuraa. All praise be to Allah, and may his peace and blessings be on the last and best prophet and messenger, Muhammad and his purified household and honorable companions. The following message on one of the e-mail groups was circulated: “We are taught that we should fast on the day of Aashooraa because the …

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About buying foreclosure homes directly from the bank

In Finance by bocapro

The Permanent Fatwa Committee of AMJA (The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America) has conducted an in-depth study on the issue of buying homes directly from the bank (foreclosure) as it occurs in the United States of America. Several members of the committee submitted working papers for discussion and mutual exchange of viewpoints, with deliberations continuing over the course of …

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The Question of Insurance – Part I

In Finance by bocapro

Introduction All praises are due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His Help, and ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil in our souls and from our sinful deeds. Whoever Allah guides, no one can mislead. Whoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship …

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The Question of Insurance – Part II

In Finance by bocapro

Auto Insurance Auto insurance in most (if not all) Western countries is mandated by the state. (Among Muslim scholars, Al-Zarqa and Abdullah Ali-Mahmood argue that automobile insurance must be required even from a Shareeah perspective as it is the way by which people can fulfill their responsibility towards others in the case of accidents, which are an everyday occurrence and …

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