Hannukah

“This is like the [situation] of the Isra’iliyyaat [stories related by the Jews]. It is permissible to be narrated as long as we know that it is not a lie, for encouraging or discouraging in what we know that Allah has ordered in our law [shar‘] or forbade in our law [shar‘].” [Ibn Taymiyyah] The festival of light…

To Hijab or Not Hijab

After my previous 13 page lucubration I’ll keep this one much more brief – for your sanity as well as mine. I wanted to comment on the recent viral YouTube video depicting an attractive young lady wandering the streets of New York being subjected to a seemingly incessant litany of catcalls and sexual innuendoes. You…