Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge and treasurer for the Islamic Council of Europe. 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. Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad has many well-known students, most of whom are active in da'wah and teaching in the West. The shaykh also sits on various boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.
331 Articles

It is time to put the Mawlid debate to rest

9 Min Read

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

Lessons from Morocco’s quake and Libya’s floods

8 Min Read

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

Preparation for Day of Arafah for those who couldn’t go to Hajj

5 Min Read

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad urges us to extract the utmost benefit from the Day of Arafah, by engaging in abundant dhikr and du'ā.

Shaykh Haitham reflects on Erdogan’s victory

9 Min Read

"I don’t think the Muslim Ummah in contemporary history has witnessed a leader whose victory was celebrated as widely as Erdogan’s was in this landmark election."

An earnest plea to all Muslims, particularly du’āt, to uphold the truth in Turkey

5 Min Read

As the run-off vote for the Turkish presidency fast approaches, Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad urges all Muslims to lend their support towards seeking and defending justice.

Coronation: Should Muslims Swear Allegiance to King Charles III?

15 Min Read

In this piece, Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad discusses the coronation of King Charles III, and how Muslims should respond to the occasion.

Zakat ul-Fitr Q&A

10 Min Read

In this helpful explainer piece by Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad, we learn the answers to some key questions relating to Zakat ul-Fitr.

How should Muslims react to the election of Humza Yousaf as Scotland’s First Minister?

9 Min Read

Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad shares guidance for Muslims on how to respond to the election of the first Muslim leader of a Western government.

Avoid These Haram Dates This Ramadan

9 Min Read

As Britain is the 2nd-largest importer of "Israeli" dates, many people don't realise they're buying something that is haram, because of cunning labels.

Qualities for Success: Integrity

25 Min Read

Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad discusses integrity: a critical quality required for success in this life and the next.