Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for Islamic Council. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom's Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. He is highly respected, having specialised knowledge in the field of Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Maqāsid al-Shari'ah, Ulum al-Qur’ān, Tafsīr, Aqīdah, and Fiqh al-Hadīth. He provides complex theories that address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a Western environment, whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a Western sociopolitical context.
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Is Eid cancelled this year?

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What is the message that Imams and khatībs should deliver in light of the ongoing Gaza genocide, and can we celebrate?

First Erdoğan loss in 21 years as Turkey opposition wins

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In Istanbul, the anti-Syrian, anti-Palestinian Ekrem İmamoğlu retained mayoralty with almost a million more votes.

UN vote on Gaza ceasefire is too little too late

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Members rejected a Russian amendment that called for "permanent ceasefire", while the US signalled its irritation with Israel.

This Ramadan We Have A Job To Do | Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad

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No Salman, no problem! Umer Suleman steps in while our host recovers from sickness to speak to Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad for a special Empowered podcast just in time for Ramadan 1445. From discussing the current situation in Gaza to shedding light on Islamophobia within the UK establishment, they delve into pressing issues like Rishi Sunak's speech, the recent incident involving Aaron Bushnell, and not following Saudi..  Tune in for an insightful discussion that addresses pertinent topics affecting the Muslim community and beyond.

Condolences upon passing of Shaykh Maulana Adam Sahib

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Shaykh Maulana Adam Sahib, one of the most influential Muslim leaders in the UK, has passed away at the age of 86.

Condolences to Wael al-Dahdouh on his mother’s passing

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May Allah have mercy upon the beloved mother of Al Jazeera's brave bureau chief in Gaza City, Wael al-Dahdouh.

Israel declares war on Gaza: a call for Muslim unity and action

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Following Israel's declaration of war on Gaza, we call for unity and action throughout the Muslim world.

It is time to put the Mawlid debate to rest

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This is a call to have a different type of “celebration” of the birth of the Prophet ﷺ.

Egypt bans schoolgirls from wearing niqab

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Cairo’s niqab ban models French government’s recent decision to ban schoolgirls from wearing the abaya.

Lessons from Morocco’s quake and Libya’s floods

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Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad offers key reflections and responsibilities stemming from the divine wisdom in calamities.