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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Five lessons from Muslim general election success

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Elections are a part of the bigger picture, we must use our resources to continue the fight for a better future for all.

Practical steps to cultivate gratitude

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In the final part of a four-part series on gratitude, we benefit from useful techniques to develop this quality.

Eid al-Adha 1445 | 2024 Khutbah

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What is happening around the world is a result of the moral victory of the people in Gaza and their steadfastness in the face of oppression.

Thank your parents and others, even in tough times

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In part three of a series on gratitude, we are urged to thank those around us, as whoever does not thank people has not thanked Allah.

The Scourge of “Hajj Sandals”

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To degrade the great aims of Hajj to things like choice of sandals is to do a great and lasting injustice to the fifth pillar of Islam.

Gratitude is via the heart, tongue, and actions

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In part two of a series on gratitude, we learn that it is not enough to express thankfulness through words alone.

A wasted vote is a vote for genocide

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Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad explains why participating in the upcoming election is not just a civic duty but a religious obligation.

Change your life by being thankful to Allah

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In part one of a series on gratitude, we learn about the many positive impacts that being grateful to Allah can provide.

Islamic scholar answers Muslim student protest FAQs

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We’ve seen encampments spreading across the UK and Europe, and Muslim students have been speaking with us from the ground.

11 lessons from US campus pro-Palestine protests

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Young students in America are bravely demonstrating against the Zionist genocide in Gaza; let us learn from them and make it global.