Monthly Archives: October 2014

“He who saves a single soul” – a well known parallel between the Mishna and Surat Al-Maida

I have often had occasion to refer to the important parallel between the Mishnah in Sanhedrin, Chapter 4 Mishnah 5 and the Qur’an in Chapter al-Ma’ida. A famous text in Mishnah Sanhedrin, refers to Cain and Abel: For so have … Continue reading

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Response to a question about forced marriage of widows in Islam

I am writing in response to a question about forced marriage of widows in Islam, with reference to the recent practices of the I.S. (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) and their justification of these practices. This is based on reporting in … Continue reading

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