Shaykh Zahed Fettah

Shaykh Zahed completed his LLB degree from the University of Birmingham, a BA in Sharī'ah Law from the European Institute of Human Sciences, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Newman University. He then completed two years of specialisation in Usūl al-Iftā in the Ḥanafī legal school. His classical Islamic studies have mainly been with scholars in the UK and Algeria, and he holds ijāzahs in various books of Aqīdah, Hadīth, Fiqh, and other Islamic sciences. Shaykh Zahed is currently a teacher and researcher in Islamic Studies.
3 Articles

Can a Muslim be vegan?

9 Min Read

In this piece, Shaykh Zahed Fettah discusses the increasingly common Qurbani question: can Muslims be vegan?

Do You Have an ‘All or Nothing’ Mentality?

17 Min Read

The Fiqh of Good Deeds Bismillāh and Alḥamdulillāh, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allāh. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has ordered that we do everything with iḥsān (excellence). As the Messenger of Allāh (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said: "Allāh has decreed excellence upon all things. So when you kill (during war and so on) do so with excellence, and when you slaughter (an animal) do so with excellence." There is no doubt that good deeds ought to be done in the best manner possible. "And in such things should the competitors compete." However, the path of

On Sh Haitham’s Student ‘Loans’ Fatwa

38 Min Read

The Islamic ruling on the UK Student Finance loan Paying for university fees has always been somewhat problematic for many Muslim families. Things became much more severe with the drastic rise in student fees in the UK. This has meant that many students are not able to afford studying at university. Student loans have not been much of an option either for Muslims, as many have avoided it for fear of falling into riba (interest). This has led to a large number of young Muslims missing out on a university education, and thus having their working life affected to various extents. This article will