Rulings: By the Religious Editor, Arab NEWS - the basis of

Q580 :I find your answers highly convincing and illuminating, but there is rarely any evidence supporting them from the Qur'an and the Hadith. Please explain.

A580 : I will tell you straightaway that anyone who gives religious opinion without relying on Qur'an or Hadith can only come out with unconvincing answers. This is due to the fact that Islamic teachings and rulings can be derived from Allah's revelation in the Qur'an and in the Hadith. I always try my best to support my answers with such evidence. If on occasions you find that lacking, it is only because direct relevance of the Qur'anic verse or the Prophet's statement to the particular question in hand may not be readily apparent. The other reason is that like every human being, I am liable to forget. When I quote the Hadith, I want to be absolutely certain of its text. Otherwise, I would like to assure you that I do not include in Arab News anything without being certain of its correctness.

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