A Singapore Government Agency Website

Office of the Mufti

The Importance of Understanding Context and the Passage of Time

  • When Rasulullah s.a.w. was answering queries on a certain matter, Rasulullah would give different answers that would fit the context of that particular time or situation. This approach is of utmost importance as the response given would take into account the questioner’s background and intent.

  • When we are faced with situations that require religious guidance, especially those that relate to our daily activities in this country, it is vital that we practice care when seeking answers. in order to receive an accurate and holistic reply to our queries, it is thus crucial that we ask accredited Muslim scholars who thoroughly understand the context of our country. They who truly understand the needs and situation of our society are more suited to give a fitting response.