Permissible & Prohibited UNDER Shariah LAW

In order to build a structure, the edifice is built upon a foundation and the is foundation based on the Shariah Law. Like conventional law, Shariah law also has its do’s and don’ts.

In my previous article, I explained that Shariah is derived directly from the Quran, the holy book and the Sunnah, the teachings and practices of the holy prophet, Mohammad PBUH and that together these two cover all aspects of human life.

In Arabic, Shariah literally means “the clear, well-trodden path to water”.

It aims to help Muslims understand how they should lead every aspect of their lives according to Allah’s wishes.

Islamic Jurisprudence (FIQH):


Fatwa is a religious edict or a decree on matters that do not have clear answers from the Quran.

There are five different schools of Islamic law. There are four Sunni schools: Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanafi, and one Shia school, Jaafari.

Permissible & Prohibited Under Shariah Law:

“O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship. He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful”. (Quran, 2:172–173)

“Say: ‘Who has forbidden the adornment of Allâh which He has brought forth for His servants, and the good things of His providing? Say: ‘They are, on the Day of Resurrection, exclusively for those who believed during the life of this world. Thus do we explain the signs for those who know?‘ Say: ‘What my Rabb has indeed prohibited are shameful deeds, whether open or secret, and sin and rebellion without just cause, and that you associate with Allâh that for which He has sent down no authority, and that you say concerning Allâh that about which you do not know.’” (The Holy Quran 7:32–33)

“Halal is clear and the Haram (unlawful) is clear. Between the two there are doubtful matters concerning which people do not know. One who avoids them in order to safeguard his deen (religion) and his honor are safe, while if someone indulges in it, he may be indulging in the unlawful ” (Bukhari)

Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) has divided the matters into three categories:

As Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) specified the things into three categories, therefore we must follow the things as per the guidance of the messenger of Allah.

İt is my observation that

The vision of one group has been blurred by the glamor of Western civilization. Overawed by this great idol, they worship it, approach it imploringly abs stand before it humbly, with downcast eyes, accepting western principles and customs as unassailable and proven beyond doubt.

They forget that Islam is the word of Allah and his words are always uppermost. Islam came to be followed, and not to follow, to be dominant and not subordinate. How can the lord of man follow the man and how can the creator submit to the whims, you this creature.

İf the truth had been in accord with their desires. The heaven and the earth and all therein would have been in corruption.
Holy Quran 23 :71

İf there was the slightest doubt about the matter they would only say, “ We disapprove of it “ or we don’t like it or some other similarly mild statement.

The word of any person other than the prophet Muhammad pbuh is sometime acceptable and sometimes objectionable. İmam Mâlik

This day I have perfected your religion for you and have completed My favor upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as religion. ( The Holy Quran 5:3)

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Final Thoughts:

At first glance, the subject of Permissible and Prohibited may seem easy to write about, but in fact, it is extremely difficult.After all diffculties, i have cleared my heart of all desires except that of pleasing Allah and to seek the truth.

verily good deeds do away with evil deeds.

Be patient with yourself. And Keep learning!!

I will be calmer, I will spread love as long as I can, I will live a spiritual life, I would do what I please no matter what and I would prove my theories.

Always start your day by renewing your intention that everything you do for yourself and your community, whether it be your acts of worship or daily chores. It all has to be merely for the sake of Allah (SWT) and Also, I ask Allah (SWT) to make my work dedicated only to him and forgiveness from Allah (SWT), if I have got anything wrong. It is He who is the Hearing, the knowing.

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