Islamic laws have been prevalent for more than 1400 years. They form the basis of all other laws. In today’s world, everyday matters have become complicated and a comprehensive approach needs to be adapted to fully get to the spirit of Islam. Islam teaches the basic rights of Muslims and non-Muslims too. It is a religion providing complete guide to deal with everyday matters. Muslim Sharia laws mold the lives of Muslims according to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Holy Quran is the complete code of life. It determines the basic principles and rules which need to be adapted by Muslims in order to live a peaceful and righteous life. It provides guidelines which if followed would make Muslims understand Islam in a much better way. Quran teaches Muslims to do justice under any circumstances.
- “If any do that in rancour and injustice, soon shall We cast them into the Fire: and easy it is for Allah.” (Qur’an, 29:30)
Only a fair approach would help in bringing peace and tranquility in the society. The basic teachings of Muslim Sharia focus on the family laws, which need special attention. Matters related to marriage and divorce, other financial matters and property issues are discussed in a broader spectrum.
- “When ye divorce women, and they fulfil the term of their (‘Iddah), do not prevent them from marrying their (former) husbands, if they mutually agree on equitable terms. This instruction is for all amongst you, who believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is (the course making for) most virtue and purity amongst you. And Allah knows, and ye know not.” (Qur’an, 2:226, 232)
- The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) says: “If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reasons the odour of paradise will be forbidden to her. (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja)
- Narrated Nafi: Whenever Ibn Umar was asked about marrying a Christian lady or a Jewess, he would say. “Allah has made it unlawful for the believers to marry ladies who ascribe partners in worship to Allah, and I do not know of a greater thing, as regards to ascribing partners in worship, etc., to Allah, than that a lady should say that Jesus is her Lord although he is just one of Allah’s slaves”. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, p. 155).
Muslim Sharia teachings are not confined to only family laws but also address laws of humanity and whole society. In fact they cover the laws of the whole universe. If Muslim Sharia laws are implemented, the whole universe would come at peace because only justice can assist in harmony.
- And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is ever a great sin. (Qur’an 17.31)
- “They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: ‘In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.’” (Qur’an, 2:219)
Family law matters need to be understood better in the light of Quran and Hadith. Many Muslims find it difficult to deal with various issues effectively because they have limited knowledge of their religion. You need to first comprehend the true spirit of the teachings of these laws and then implement them accordingly. Teachings of Muslim Sharia are divided into two sections. One is the al-ibadaat which covers the fundamental five pillars of Islam. Those five pillars are Tauheed or Oneness of ALLAH, Prayer or Namaz, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj or Pilgrimage.
- Surah Al Baqarah 215th verse:
They ask thee what they should spend (in charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good, -ALLAH knoweth it well.
The second section is concerned about social issues and family law matters. It deals with everyday life matters about reward and punishment and covers principles regarding society.
- “But if the thief repent after his crime, and amend his conduct, Allah turneth to him in forgiveness; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 5:39)
Muslim Sharia Council covers every aspect of your religious concerns. It is an advisory set up in the United Kingdom which deals with everyday subject matters. It is a platform where Muslims can access religious knowledge without going to an Islamic scholar. All the teachings of Muslim Sharia law are covered in great depth. Muslims living in the United Kingdom have easy accessibility to their resources and can consult whenever they wish to. All the queries are welcomed with warmth. Some of the material is posted online and other matters can be discussed with this council in person. So, visit Muslim Sharia today and explore the world of Islam and Islamic laws to make your lives better.
- Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said, “The good deed that brings rewards faster [than other deeds] is maintaining the ties with one’s relations.”5 Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) said, “Maintain the link with your relations even by greeting. Allãh, the Almighty, says, ‘Be careful of (your duty towards) Allãh by whom you demand of one another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship; surely Allãh ever watches over you.’ (4:1)”6