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Nur al-Habib

Shedding Light on the Dawn

Asim Yusuf




On the Determination of Prayer and Fasting Times at High Latitudes




1: Preliminaries

2: Framing the Issues

3: Defining Terms

4: The Science of Twilight

5: Exploring the Legal Issues

6: Astronomy and Prayer Time Determination

7: Analysis of Observational Studies

8: Reflections & Recommendations

Appendix A: What is a Madhab?

Appendix B: Tracing the Fatwa for the People of Bulghar

Appendix C: An Example of Early Situational Ethics

Appendix D: Muslim Engagement with Astronomy

Appendix E: A Stratification of Observational Quality