Al-Hakam (anglais)

Some of the blessed guidance regarding basic Islamic issues that Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa has given at various occasions in his written correspondence and during various MTA programmes is being officially published below for everyone’s benefit

Zaheer Ahmad Khan, Records Department, Private Secretariat, London

Reciting the Holy Quran during menstruation

Someone presented research to Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, comprising of quotations of various experts of jurisprudence (fiqh) and other scholars, with regard to holding the written copy of the Holy Quran and reciting from it or from computers, iPads and other electronic devices during menstruation. The person requested Huzooraa to provide guidance on the issue.

Huzooraa, in his letter dated 5 October 2018, gave the following reply:

“There is a difference of opinion regarding this matter among fuqaha [jurists] and other scholars. Esteemed elders of the faith have also expressed various opinions regarding this matter based on their understanding of the Quran.

“In light of the Holy Quran, the ahadith of the Holy Prophetsa and the sayings of the Promised Messiahas, my stance on this matter is that during menstruation, a woman can repeat the previously memorised portions of the Holy Quran by way of zikr [i.e. remembrance and reflection in her heart].

By Dr Jalil Ahmad Bhatti

I have always found the virgin birth of Jesus, peace be on him, to be a fascinating topic. Basic human biology dictates that every healthy human’s genome is made up of 46 chromosomes in every cell: 22 identical pairs (44 chromosomes) and two gender-specific XX or XY chromosomes. A female body develops from the 46, XX and the male from the 46, XY genome. Complicating the matter of the virgin birth further; how did Mary, peace be upon her, a woman with a XX genotype, give birth to Jesusas with a XY genotype?

We cannot express enough remorse and sympathy no matter how much we condemn the killing of the French teacher that took place in France on Friday, 16 October 2020.

The heinous act sparked outrage in the entire country and thousands of people took to the streets to pay tribute to the French teacher, who showed his class cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Political parties strongly condemned the brutal murder and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron called it an “Islamist terrorist attack”. However, Islam does not support such brutal practices under any circumstances. The teachings of the Islam urge the followers of every faith not to abuse sacred and holy personalities of any other religion for civic harmony, but if one does so, there is no clause within the Holy Quran or the practice of Prophet Muhammadsa that allows coldblooded murder......