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Code of Practice

This book offers guidance on Islamic rulings to Muslims who live in predominantly non-Muslim countries. Having been expertly introduced and summarised, the rulings are then presented in a user-friendly question and answer format.

  • 1- Introduction to the Book

    On the morning of a sunny day in winter of Rajab 1416 A.H. (January 1995), the aircraft took off with me on board towards London, the capital of Britain. When the aircraft moved from the east to… + Read more
  • 2- Migration to non-Muslim countries

    A Muslim who is born and raised in a Muslim country where he consciously and subconsciously absorbs the laws, values and teachings of Islam, grows up into a young person who is aware of the customs of… + Read more
  • 3- Taqlid

    Taqlid means acting according to the opinion of the jurist (mujtahid) who has all the necessary qualification to be emulated. So you do what the mujtahid's expert opinion says you should do, and refrain from what his… + Read more
  • 4- Taharat and Najaasat

    A Muslim tries to maintain the ritual purity of his body, clothes and everyday commodities by avoiding contact with impure things because such contacts would render the other items impure and would, therefore necessitate the process of… + Read more
  • 5- Salaat

    The salat has been described in some ahadith as "the pillar of religion." Imam 'Ali (a.s.), after receiving the fatal injury by Ibn Muljim (may Allah curse him), in a part of his advice to his sons,… + Read more
  • 6- Sawm (Fasting)

    The noble Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) gave an impressive sermon welcoming the month of Ramadhãn. He said: “O people! The month of Allãh with its blessings, mercy and forgiveness has come upon you. It is the most preferred… + Read more
  • 7- Hajj

    The pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) is one of the fundmental obligations in Islamic laws. The holy Qur’ãn has clearly mentioned this obligation. Almighty Allãh says in His holy Book: “And it is for the sake of Allãh… + Read more
  • 8- Death Related Issues

    Almighty Allãh says in the Qur’ãn: “Every person is going to taste death, and you shall only be paid fully your reward on the resurrection day; then whoever is removed far away from the fire and is… + Read more
  • 9- Eating and Drinking

    Muslims [in predominantly Muslims countries] normally live in their own homes, villages and cities, in the midst of their families and relations, eating variety of foods and drinking different drinks that they desire; They are familiar with… + Read more
  • 10- Dress and Clothing

    Wearing clothes made of natural leather is a real problem for Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. Muslims are used to buying leather products in their own countries without any problem at all because they know that they… + Read more
  • 11- Dealing With Laws in Non-Muslim Countries

    Various governments lay down laws to govern the conduct of the lives of their citizens, at times they would order people to do something and at times prohibit them from doing some other things; they would limit… + Read more
  • 12- Work & Investment

    As a principle, it is permissible for a Muslim to engage, as an employee of a non-Muslim in various vital activities of life and in different kinds of [company], of general benefit so that he may be… + Read more
  • 13- Interaction in Social Life

    Each society has its own social circumstances with its own traditions, formalities, values and customs. It is natural that the values and customs of societies in foreign countries would differ from those of our Muslim societies. These… + Read more
  • 14- Medical Issues

    Because of the scientific and technological advancements in the West, the Muslims travelling to these countries seeking treatment are increas, just as the Muslim residents in these parts of the world need medical treatment. + Read more
  • 15- Marriage

    The Islamic legal system regulates the relationship between members of the opposite sex covering its various important aspects and expanding on its details. That is because it is an important need of the human race and many… + Read more
  • 16- Women's Issues

    There are specific laws for women in Islam that the books of jurisprudence have discussed in detail. However, as a result of being in the midsts of non-Muslim societies, new situations have come up that have given… + Read more
  • 17- Youth's Issues

    The influx of devout Muslim youths to non-Muslim countries has increased, especially to European and American countries where they come for education, temporary visits, or for permanent residence. + Read more
  • 18- Music, Singing & Dancing

    The residents of non-Muslim countries, as well those in some Muslim countries, are used to be bombarded by music, songs, and rhythms of dancers, be they indoors or outdoors. A question arises in their minds: is it… + Read more
  • 19- Miscellaneous

    The respected reader will find in this chapter some laws, questions and answers related to a variety of important issues that could not easily be classified under one or the other of the previous chapters, hence the… + Read more
  • 20- Epilogue

    It is important for me to stress at the end of this book that my first attempt in writing Islamic Laws for Muslims in non-Muslim countries is in need of evaluation. This being so to establish a… + Read more