Definition of fiqh in English:

fiqh

noun

mass noun
  • The theory or philosophy of Islamic law, based on the teachings of the Koran and the traditions of the Prophet.

    • ‘Do you see them as indicating increasing possibilities and spaces for gender-just notions of Islam and fiqh?’
    • ‘Most of them emerged from rural pesantrems (religious schools), are fluent in Arabic and are trained in fiqh.’
    • ‘What is generally not realized is that there is no difference on issues of law or fiqh between these groups.’
    • ‘The complete details of how the Prophet performed this type of prayer are to be found in the books of hadîth and fiqh.’
    • ‘Those youth who conducted the operations did not accept any fiqh in the popular terms, but they accepted the fiqh that the prophet Muhammad brought.’

Origin

Arabic, literally ‘understanding’.

Pronunciation

fiqh

/fiːk/