Announcement of a Seminar
The Fatwā System and Fatwā Books in the Ottoman Empire and India
14-15 January 2017
Forth Coming IFA Seminars
Twenty Sixth Fiqhi Seminar
Date: 4-6, 2016
- Ruling as to Benefitting from Different Government Schemes (For example, Education, Housing, Employment, Development Schemes etc)
- Protection of Environment and Issues Concerning it
- Business of Gold and Silver
- Sale of Lands and Existing Laws: In the Light of Islamic Jurisprudence
Awqaf in India - Issues and Problems
Place: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Date: 27-28 August
- Indian History of Awqaf
- India of Modern Age and Awqaf
- Awqaf in Legislature and Judiciary
- Monuments and Awqaf
Imam Awzai – Personality, Academic Works and Jurisprudential Ijtihads
Place: Jamiatul Falah
Date: 30-31 October, 2016
- Biography of Imam Awzai
- Study of Jurisprudential Works of Imam Awzai
- Ijtihads of Imam Awzai in Social Issues
- Ijtihads of Imam Awzai in Economic Issues
- Ijtihads of Imam Awzai in International Issues
- Jurisprudential Opinions of Imam Awzai in Perspective of Reason and Narration
- Characteristics of Jurisprudence of Awzai
- Influences of Jurisprudences of Awzai and Imam Shaibani in the Existing International Laws
- Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Awzai: Variances and Similarities in Opinions
Imam Abu Hanifa – Personality and Jurisprudential Services
Date: December, 2016
- Introduction of the Most Important Books of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Introduction of the Distinguished Jurists of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Mutual Relations between Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Jafar Sadiq
- Ijtihad Methodology of Imam Abu Hanifa and his Disciples
- Important Rules and Principles of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Most Important Characteristics of Hanafi Jurisprudence: A study
- Causes of Differences in Fiqhi Ijtihads of Hanafi Jurists
- Muslim and non-Muslims Relations in the Light of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- International Treaties and Diplomatic Relations in the Light of Islamic Jurisprudence
- Traces of the Development of Islamic Culture and Civilization in Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Mutual Relations of the People of the Book and Muslims in the Light of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Maintenance System of Weaker and Helpless Persons of the Society in the Light of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Protection of Fundamental Human Rights in the Light of Hanafi Jurisprudence
- Comment Elements between Hanafi Jurisprudence and Jafari Jurisprudence
- Basis of Rulings Inferred by Hanafi Jurisprudence in the Quran and Sunnah
Services of the Center for Serving Arabic Language
Place: India Islamic Culture Center, New Delhi
Date: 8, August, 2016
Okay To Donate Certain Human Organs: Islamic Scholars
TOP SCHOLARS, JURISTS CONFRONT CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY AT 3-DAY FIQH SEMINAR IN KERALA
By Abdul Bari Masoud
Oachira (Kerala) — The 24th Seminar of the Islamic Fiqh Academy India held here concluded Tuesday declaring that donation of certain human organs is not against the spirit of Islam. While lauding the efforts of Fiqh Academy, All India Muslim Personal Law Board president Maulana Rabe Hasni Nadvi said it is the duty of Ulema and Muftis (jurists) to guide the community on the contemporary Issues and challenges in the light of Quran and Sunnah, the Prophetic traditions.
Passing a number of resolutions at the concluding session of the three-day seminar on ‘Organ Donation, Rights of Children and Halal and Haram in Food items’, Shariah experts, jurists and scholars were unanimous in their opinion that certain organs ( blood and liver) can be donated with some riders. They however deferred the decision on other organ donations for further deliberations. Also, they totally rejected the proposal of building male/ female sperm bank and mother’s milk bank describing it as ‘Haram’ (prohibited).
The Islamic scholars and jurists said that the growing practice of sperm trading is against the dignity of human life and morally and physically repugnant and damaging for the society.
The seminar also passed resolutions on the protection of child rights, child labour, and publication of Qur’an in Braille code, publication of Qur’an’s old manuscripts, issuing certificate for Halal/Haram Foods, and other contemporary issues.
Presiding over the last session, All India Muslim Personal Law Board president Maulana Syed Rabe Hasni Nadvi said that it is imperative for the Islamic scholars and jurists to address the problems and difficulties arising in every age as people, who want to follow Islam and make Shariah the standard guide in all the spheres of life, are confronted with a number of questions for which they seek guidance from theologians. Maulana Nadvi also emphasized that the Ummah cannot be divided into bits and pieces as Islam is a complete Deen (religion) and it is obligatory for every Muslim to adhere to the Islamic teachings in their entirety.
In his opening remarks, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani, General Secretary of the Fiqh Academy, said that Academy has been making endeavors to bring ulema and Islamic theologians on one platform to confront the challenges and issues arising out of a fast changing world and scientific and technological advancement.
Highlighting the activities of the Academy, Maulana Rehmani said it is the hallmark of the Fiqh Academy to provide solutions to all sorts of issues facing the community and follow utmost caution and moderation in offering its opinion and guidance.
He said the Academy has so far held 24 fiqh seminars examining more than 116 issues of contemporary nature. “It has become a dynamic platform of leading Islamic jurists of different school of thoughts to sit together for searching solution of modern problems and issues collectively”.
The 3-day seminar which began on Sunday on the lush green soil of Kerala ended with a resolve to carry further the deliberations of the Academy. More than 500 scholars, jurists, and fresh graduates of top seminaries from across India and from around the world took part in the deliberations.
24th Fiqhi Seminar concludes; ‘Certain organs can be donated with riders’
By Abdul Bari Masoud,MM
Oachira (Kerala): The 24th Fiqhi Seminar of the Islamic Fiqh Academy India here at the Darul Uloom-Islamia on Tuesday concluded on a note that organ and blood donations with certain riders are not against the spirit of Islam. While lauding the efforts of Fiqh Academy, All India Muslim Personal Law Board president Maulana Rabe Hasni Nadvi said it is duty of Ulema and Muftis (jurists) to guide the Ummah on the contemporary Issues in the light of Qura’n and Sunnah.
Passing a number of resolutions and decisions at the concluding session of the three-day seminar on ‘Organ Donation, Rights of Children and Halal and Haram in Food items’, Shariah experts, jurists and scholars were unanimous in their opinion that certain organs ( blood and liver) can be donated with some riders. But they defer the decision on other organ donations for further deliberations. However, they totally rejected the proposal of building male/ female sperm bank and mother’s milk bank describing it as ‘Haram’ (prohibited).
Ulema and Muftis called the prevailing fertility practice of sperm trading are against the dignity of human life and are morally and physically devastating to the society.
The seminar also passed many resolutions unanimously on child rights, child labour, and publication of Qur’an in Braille code, publication of Qur’an’s old manuscripts, issuing certificate for Halal / Haram Foods, and other contemporary issues.
Presiding the last session, All India Muslim Personal Law Board president Maulana Syed Rabe Hasni Nadvi said that it is the imperative for the Islamic jurists to address the problems and difficulties arising in every age as people, who want to follow Islam and make Shariah the standard guide in all the spheres of life, are confronted with a number of questions for which they seek guidance from theologians. Maulana Rabe also exhorted that the Ummah cannot be divided into pieces as Islam is a complete Deen (religion) andit is obligatory for every Muslim to adhere the Islamic teaching in its entirety.
In his opening remarks, General Secretary of the Fiqh Academy Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani said Academy has been making endeavour to bring ulema and Islamic theologians on one platform to solve the modern issues arising fast changing development and scientific and technological advancement. Highlighting the activities of the Academy, Maulana Rehmani it is the hallmark of the fiqh academy to provide solution of any issue with giving details of it and follows the utmost caution and moderation in giving any decree. He said Academy so far held 24 grand fiqhi seminars examining more than 116 issues of contemporary nature. “It has become a dynamic platform of leading Islamic jurists of different school of thoughts to sit together for searching solution of modern problems and issues collectively”.
The 3-day seminar which began on Sunday at the lush-green environment on the soil of Kerala ended on a resolve to carry further the deliberations on these issues. More than 500 scholars, jurists, and fresh graduates of Madras took part in the deliberations. There were many participants who came from abroad.
Seminar on "Ummah and the Concept of Unity in the Light of Islamic Teachings"
Venue: IOS Conference Hall, New Delhi
The Islamic Fiqh Academy (India), in association with the IOS Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, organised a one-day national seminar on Ummah and the Concept of Unity in the Light of Islamic Teachings at the conference hall of the Institute of Objective Studies on December 27, 2014. Presiding over the seminar, the Chairman of the IOS, Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam held that difference of opinion opened the window of mind.
"Unfortunately, unlike dissent we are passing through a phase in which a diametrically opposite position is taken," he said. He called for demonstrating far-sightedness for stepping towards unity. He opined that we could not move forward without understanding the crux that today the better mind was at war with the inferior mind. He referred to Google search engine according to which a job to be completed in one hundred years would now be finished in 20 years. "Five centuries work would be done in one century", he argued. This could lead to success as well as destruction, depending on its use. Read more...
Seminar on “Dialogue with Indian Faiths
Venue: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) held an important seminar in collaboration with the Deptt of Islamic Studies of Jamia Millia Islamia. The inaugural session of the seminar was attended and addressed by Prof Talat, Prof Akhtarul Wasey, Drl Iqtidar, head of the Deptt, Dr Mohsin Usmani and Dr. Badrul Hasan Qasmi. In his main address Prof Akhtarul Wasey explained the need of dialogue among various Indian faiths. Referring to the historic events he recalled Ibne Batuta and Al Bairuni and his Kitabul Hind and pointed to the significant points from it and divelt upon Hindu Muslim relations and promotion of human values. Speaking on this topic the vice chancellor expressed his happiness on holding this seminar and assured of his cooperation. Read more...
Seminar on Elements of Unity and proximity among the sects based on Jurisprudence
A seminar was held at the Conference Hall of Al Maahadul Aali Al Islami Hyderabad under the auspices of Islamic Fiqh Academy India on 12-11-2014. The seminar was presided over by Prof Mohsin Usmani. Important papers were presented at the seminar and address was delivered.
Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar Mufti Sadiq Muhiuddin Fahim Nizami said “Differences in non fundamental issue- There is brondress and room there in. It may be put in to practice Ulama have emphasized that people should adhere to a particular school of Jurisprudence to save them from disorder and confusion one may follow any sect but there should not be sectarian conflict. Today it is more detrimental to the collective interest of Muslim Ummah to involve in sectarian conflict. It will harm the unity and integrity of the Muslim community. To the students attending the seminar. I wish to convey the message that they should study the literature of other sects, as it will expand the scope of thinking. Appreciating the activities of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, he said that this institution fulfills the contemporary requirements keeping itself wedded to its basic, Islamic objectives. Read more...
Seminar on Modern Issues and Islamic Jurisprudence
Venue: Hyderabad MANU University
A one day seminar of Islamic Fiqh Academy India was held on Modern issues and Islamic Jurisprudence at the Department of Islamic Studies in Collaboration with Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad on 19th Muharram Al Haram 1436AH, Corresponding to 13-11-2014. The program was held at the auditorium of the Central Library of the University.
Besides the inaugural and the valedictory sessions of this one day seminar, two sessions with also held. The inaugural session was presided over by Dr. Khawaja Mohammad Shahid, Vice Chancellor Maulana Azad National University, Dr. Mohammad Fahim Akhtar Nadvi head of the Deptt of Islamic Studies welcomed the guests. Read more...
Two-day International Seminar on ‘Awqaf in India’ held in Bangalore
March 29-30, 2014
The inaugural Sessions of the Seminar “Waqf in India” started in the auditorium of Darul Uloom Sabilur-Rashad at Bangalore Saturday at 10.30 in the chairpersonship of Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqvi (Ameer of Sharia, State of Karnataka and Vice Chairperson of Islamic Fiqh Academy, India).
This Inaugural Sessions was conveyed by Safdar Zubair Nadvi. The program started with recital of some versus by Muqri (Qari - having authority in reciting Quran) Mohammad Yasin (Teacher in Darul Uloom Sabilur - Rashad, Bangalore, Karnataka) and Mohammad Ubaidullah Al-Asadi (Secretary for Seminar Affairs of Islamic Fiqh Academy, India) expressed words of gratitude for the guests and participants in the Seminar. Read more...
13-Point Resolutions adopted in Two-Day Seminar on “Awqaf in India” March 29-30, 2014 at Bangaluru (Karnataka) Organised by Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) In collaboration with Islamic Research and Training Institute, Jeddah and Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation More...
3-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR AT JAMBOSAR, GUJARAT
1-3 March, 2014
Islamic Fiqh Academy India organised a seminar at the Jamia Uloom ul Quran in Jambosar, Gujarat during 1-3 March, 2014. The 3 day seminar saw the participation of about 300 scholars on four important topics. Eminent personalities from different parts of India like Maulana Syed Rabe Hassani, IFA Patron Maulana Muhammad Salim Qasmi, Amir e Shariyat (Karnataka) Mufti Ashraf Ali Baqvi, Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri, Mufti Sadiq Mohiuddin from Hyderabad, Gujarati scholar Mufti Abdullah Kapodarvi, IFA President Maulana Nematullah Azmi and IFA General Secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani attended the 3 day seminar to deliver lectures.
In the inaugural session, IFA President Maulana Nematullah chaired the session and General Secretary Maulana Khalid Rehmani presented the keynote address while Mufti Ahmad Dehlvi – principal of the madrassa – presented welcome address. Mufti Abdullah Kapodarvi and Maulana Salim Qasmi also spoke in this session. Read more...
Fiqh Academy seminar concludes
Story covered by Abdul Bari Masoud
Two-Day Seminar on Arabic Language in India
2-3 November 2013, Jamia Hamdard Convention Center, New Delhi
Islamic Fiqh Academy which for the last 25 years is giving religious, educational and jurisprudential service and among them includes conducting national seminars on different new topics and training of talented people on knowledge and research topics. Thus conducting a seminar on the topic “Arabic Language in India” is a part to accomplish those targets whose inaugural session was conducted on 2nd November, Saturday at the Convention Center of Jamia Hamdard which was attended by the representatives of universities and educational institutions. This seminar was presided by Head of Nadwatul Ulema and Chancellor of Integral University Dr. Saeed-ur-Rehman Azmi. Talking on the Importance, Service and efficiency of the Arabic Language, Special Guest Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan said that Arabic has a distinction that most of the script of the regional language had been Arabic. Many Arabic words like bath, court, religion, leisure, potery, etc have entered in these languages although there meaning have changed and not only that some Arabic expressions have become so famous that they have also been used in the Indian movies like Inshaa Allah, Masha Allah, Alhamdulillah, La Haul wala quwwat illa billah, Astaghfirullah, etc.. Read more...
Ulema told to Prepare for New challenges
Hi-Tech Workshop for Young Ulema
By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi
For the first time in India, the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India, which has been striving to open the door of ‘ijtehad’ for contemporary issues, organized a five-day hi-tech workshop on the topic of “Research Methodology to Understand the Modern issues in the light of Islamic jurisprudence” here in collaboration with Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh. The basic aim of the workshop was to hone modern research skills and to broaden horizon of madrassa graduates and scholars who are engaged in the field of Islamic jurisprudence on modern issues. Experts and resources persons from Saudi Arabia and India taught them new research methodology, extracting required material from printed and electronic books and modern technique of research in the field of Islamic Jurisprudence. Read more...
“Sharia and Fundamental Principles of Dialogue with Different Religions”
April 22-24, 2013
In collaboration with ISESCO and Department of Arabic, University of Delhi
Organized by Islamic Fiqh Academy at campus of Delhi University
Islamic Fiqh Academy in collaboration with ISESCO and Department of Arabic, University of Delhi, organized a three-day Seminar on the topic of “Sharia and Fundamental Principles of Dialogue with Different Religions” in the campus of Delhi University whereby more than 50 papers were presented and around 200 individuals participated. The papers were mostly in Arabic Language and some were in English and Urdu as well. Among the scholars some were from abroad including Indian Scholars. The papers were on different topics especially dealing with central ideas such as fundamentals of dialogue and discourse in Quran & Sunnah, Sharia fundamentals of dialogue, necessity of dialogue with Indian religions and its methodology, approach of Islamic Jurisprudence as to the dialogue, reference of other religions and beliefs in Quran. Scholars and Ulema from different Indian universities especially Usmania University, Hyderabad, Maulana Azad Universit Hyderabad, Darul Uloom Hyderabad, al-Mahadul Islami Hyderabad, University of Lucknow, University of Allahabad, al-Mahadul Aali Patna, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Mumbai, Bhopal University, Jamia Islamia Amroha, Darul Uloom Deoband, Nadwatul Ulema, Jawahar Lal University, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University and other academic and research organizations participated in the Seminar.
22nd Fiqhi Seminar
March 9-11, 2013
Jamia Islamia Jama Masjid, Amroha-U.P.