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Appreciating the Beauty of Islamic Jurisprudence

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Islam places emphasis on comprehensive knowledge and understanding of religion in any given religious practice. What is meant by knowledge is not only limited to acts of worship such as how we perform our prayer. We need to realize that the fields of Islamic knowledge such as fiqh, extends far beyond practices and rituals. It takes into consideration one’s situation, whether the environment he/she is in allows him/her to perform prayer as he/she normally would, or would he/she require concession in certain areas. When it comes to religious practices, Allah s.w.t. does not want us to feel burdened or experience difficulty. Thus, we should never shy away from asking questions in any religious practice, whether a religious practice performed in a particular manner at a particular time and condition may cause ease or difficulty for someone, or even endanger his/her life.

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