The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Mateen A. Khan, MD (Trenton, NJ)   As new diseases and treatment modalities arise, health professionals and patients increasingly find themselves facing dilemmas – ranging from birth defects to end-of-life care – that are as much scientific as they are moral. Medicine, as a field, requires a strong ethical directive. However, personal experience and historical… Read More The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month

Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month by Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) This is a brief explanation of some salient points justifying our continued implementation of moonsighting as the marker by which we begin each Islamic month. We take the Prophet ﷺ as a guide, an example, and a teacher. He taught his Companions… Read More Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month

Spirituality of Gender Relations

by Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ Those who follow the… Read More Spirituality of Gender Relations

Shar’i View of Zinc Stearate in Dart Brand Products

By Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani  From the standpoint of the shari’ah, when something changes in its essence (istihālah), then the ruling (hukm) associated with it also changes.  A similar ruling applies for soap, which is made by mixing a fat or oil, from animals or plants, with… Read More Shar’i View of Zinc Stearate in Dart Brand Products