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About Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad

Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge 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. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari'ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which 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 socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.


  1. Good. People are jumpin.on the bandwagon, with this bitcoin rubbish. They will say its halal if their making good money lol. Same type of people will work in investment banks and eat from riba, because moneys good. People need protection from being foolish and throwing their money away.

  2. There are so many things he said that are at best inaccurate or simply wrong! I believed shaikh haitham to be well grounded in finance and economics.
    Creating money from nothing
    A part from the fact that only Allah creates from nothing, since when mining, which requires a huge amount of power, men and skills (entire companies are dedicated to this) is nothing?
    Cryptos are a digital asset, not currencies ! Definition of a currency : “a system of money in general use in a particular country”. Even bitcoin, the most spread of all, is not in general use in the US!
    Also if creating money from nothing is haram, what is fractional reserve then? When bank can create real money/currencies out of literally nowhere.. According to him it is then haram to use pounds, dollars, euros, riyals etc.
    I’ll stop here but I could carry on and on and on

    It is a shame that our “scholars” are researching so little to make fatawa nowadays. Assim Al hakeem and a professor from Madinah University did the same mistake.

    We Muslims used to be pioneers in the world in scientific and technological matters. Now we are jokes.

    الله المستعان

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