To speak in the name of God!

Scholars of Islamic jurisprudence were acutely aware of the implications of their field. This video explains such implications and the consequent hesitation many scholars had to speak in God’s name, particularly with respect to declaring actions as prohibited (haram) or obligatory (fard). The video introduces concepts covered in other videos in this series, including authenticity of texts, certainty of meaning, prophetic intent, and the objectives of law.