"The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or...
The Divorcer (al-Mutalliq) A divorcer should possess the following characteristics: Adulthood: Divorce by a child is not valid, even if of a discerning age (mumayyiz), according to all the schools except the Hanbali, which observes: Divorce by a discerning child is valid even if his age is below ten years. ...
Marriage to cousins is actually something Halal Tayib contrary to what a lot of people say. We mustn’t make something permissible impermissible. Ibrahim AS married his cousin Sarah the most beautiful woman who ever lived (the great-grandmother of Yusuf AS). Rasul Allah SAW the best of creation married his...
The reason why there are so many divorces today is because of not realising that a relationship starts off with passionate love then that wears off to get replaced with companionate love. People perceive the inevitable disappearance of passionate love as the end of the marriage. When you first move to...
(Please read: “Waiting Period” (Al-'iddah) According To Five Islamic Schools Of Jurisprudence 2) The method of search is that the judge will question about his presence and seek information from those coming from the place where there is a possibility of his being present. The best way of it is to...
Please read: “Waiting Period” (Al-`iddah) According To Five Islamic Schools Of Jurisprudence (1) The Widow's iddah There is consensus among the schools that the 'iddah of a widow who is not pregnant is four months and ten days, irrespective of her being a major or a minor, her being menopausal or otherwise,...
There is consensus among Muslims about the general necessity of ‘iddah. Its basis is the Qur'an and the Sunnah. As to the Qur'an, we have the following verse: Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses.... (2:228) As to the Sunnah, there is the Prophet's tradition commanding...
Marriage is the most essential social bond that maintains human society. It is the key step to establishing a family, which is the nucleus of society. Since the ultimate goal of creating human beings is to worship Allah Almighty, a Muslim has to look at marriage as a means...
Azu Ishiekwene Something more curious than the perennial fuel shortage emerged last week. President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message was the clearest indication yet that the three most senior managers of the oil industry do not agree on the cause of the problem or how to fix it. It may be...
Azu Ishiekwene I first did it at 50. Before then I had not done a comprehensive medical checkup. Older friends above fifty would often tell me to have a complete check-up at least once every year after forty. For men, a checkup is incomplete without a prostate check. Forty percent of...