Fiqh, which is Islamic jurisprudence, or more accurately the human understanding of the Divine law, undoubtedly plays a crucial role in the daily lives of Muslims throughout the world. The annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop aims to tackle pressing jurisprudential problems by bringing together scholars from both traditional seminarian and academic backgrounds to develop and disseminate cutting edge ideas on jurisprudence and the underlying legal theory. Previous workshops have facilitated much needed discussions on issues such as family law, human rights, and the practice of fasting; addressing the practicality of fasting until sunset when the day is extremely long, especially for minors. These ongoing discussions help to bridge the gap between the historical jurisprudential discourse and the needs of Muslims in the modern world.
27th – 29th August 2014