Rahmah in the Shari’ah – Mokhtar Maghraoui

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1) Rahmah: A Universal Law
2) Rahmah is Much More Than Mercy
3) Shari’ah Facilitates Ease
4) The Letter vs. the Spirit of the Law
5) Necessity Demands Concession
6) The Intention of the Law
7) What About the Death Penalty?
8) Does Repentance Avert Punishment for Murder?
9) Does Repentance Avert Punishment for Theft?
10) Does Repentance Avert Punishment for Illicit Sex?
11) Summarizing Shari’ah

In this session, the shari’ah is discussed within the context of the two dominant attributes of Allah: His grace and His mercy. Are love, compassion and mercy foundational aspects of the shari’ah? At the Islamic Circle of North America annual convention in Atlanta, Mokhtar Maghraoui reminds the audience that Allah has made rahmah mandatory upon Himself. How then is this rahmah manifested in the Islamic law? And how is the concept of rahmah reconciled with the laws of punishment for murder, theft and adultery? At a time when extremism and intolerance are perceived to be the normative Muslim view, and when many Muslims themselves are ignorant of the true Islamic teachings, a serious and objective look is needed at the concept of rahmah in Islam. Discover exactly how Allah intends ease and facilitation, not complication and difficulty with His system of law and how Islam is, indeed, a mercy to all the worlds. (Duration: 1 hour, 4 min) Mokhtar Maghraoui received his Islamic education in Algeria before coming to the U.S. and received his PhD in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He has served as an imam in the state of New York and is a Central Shura Member of the Islamic Circle of North America and a member of the Scholars Council of North America.

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