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Port in a storm : a fiqh solution to the Qibla of North America

Author: Noah Ha Mim Keller; Dār al-Iftāʼ al-Miṣrīyah.; Majmaʻ al-Buḥūth al-Islāmīyah.
Publisher: Amman, Jordan : Wakeel Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Ha Mim Keller; Dār al-Iftāʼ al-Miṣrīyah.; Majmaʻ al-Buḥūth al-Islāmīyah.
ISBN: 9957230042 9789957230043 995723014X 9789957230142
OCLC Number: 51727221
Notes: "The fatwa promulgated by this book is that of the Egyptian Fatwa Authority (Dar al-Ifta' al-Misriyya), presented and expounded in 1998 by the Islamic Research Academy of al-Azhar"--Pref., p. xiv-xv.
Description: xvi, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Fact, fiqh, and the Qibla. A question of fact --
The Azhar Fatwa --
pt. 2. Answers to difficulties. The Qiblas of the Sahaba --
Mecca and the Mercator projection --
The shortest distance --
A tunnel through the earth --
Considering the earth legally flat --
The stars and the Qibla --
Fuqaha and engineers --
Instruments and sacred law --
The exact direction --
The traditional direction of mosques --
The four directions of the world --
pt. 3. Muslim unity. Port in a storm --
Appendices. Cited Arabic texts --
The Azhar Fatwa in Arabic --
Other Fatwa questions --
Map projections --
Works and documents cited.
Other Titles: Fiqh solution to the Qibla of North America
Responsibility: Nuh Ha Mim Keller.

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