About the Journal :
The Journal of Sharia Fundamentals for Specialized Researches is published quarterly, it is designed for whoever researcher seeking welfare that is based on knowledge. It seeks to provide a platform for the excellent researchers to present and consider the values and themes of various religious and social sciences acquired by learning and practice. It aimed at becoming a meeting point and channel for researchers to publish their innovative works, with regard to the interpretation of Islamic Sharia sciences and its regulations and the enhancing of social sciences to become adequate programs that serve the human and society in a significant and neutral way.
Our mission is to maintain the efforts of researchers and their innovative works in Islamic Sharia sciences known for its human civilizational value, through which we can spread awareness among people and ensure respect and strength of Islamic identity in different scientific, cultural, and social environments.
Therefore, this journal is designed to serve as a platform to identify the various religious and social dimensions of knowledge, such as considering the Holy Quran as the foremost and fundamental source of Islamic rules followed by the Sunah (biography of the Prophet Mohammed Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) that explains and clarifies the Holy Quran, along with its affiliated Sharia studies on the individual and society, such as studies concerned with Ijtihad which focuses on the studying of modern issues and finding solutions to them.
Disputes in a problem nowadays has brought discord to the Muslim community and caused them to blame each other of being infidels, misleading and accused them of bidᶜah (innovation). Disputes itself does not lead to division, but taᶜsub (fanatic) against the issuing of a vision led to these disputes.
Among the disputes that led to the conflict among the Singaporean Muslim community is the issue of travelling to pay a visit at the tomb of Habib Nuh Al-Habshi, which are either opposed or supported by the community.
The specialty of this study lies in its content, because as far as the author's knowledge, this is the first study (regarding Habib Nuh Al-Habshi) that gathers proof of both sides of the argument and compiled it in the paper.
This study aims to bring closer the understanding of those who disagree in this issue and arouse the spirit of prioritizing unity and being respectful among the Muslim community. These can be done through disclosing the things that occur when visiting the tomb, far from the lies and slander that is thrown towards it.
The author will compile the view of the scholars and their understanding in this dispute such as travelling to visit, before the author try to provide an opinion that hopefully might unite the Muslim community in Singapore.
The author has used several methodologies in this thesis, such as descriptive approach that is being used to explain the condition of his tomb and what happens when people visit him. This approach is used together with inductive reasoning when gathering the opinions of other scholars as well as their views before using analytical and critical approach to discuss these opinions and will compile the data through visits to the public libraries with an intention to refer to several old books which had
explained regarding this matter before, until the author is able to derive a conclusion based on all the evidences that are provided.
This research has produce some results, chief among these include the issue on visiting the tomb of righteous people and what follows is not required nor prohibited in absolute although there are some conditions that needs to be fulfilled by the visitors. Each of the group are backed by support that they can follow from Islam’s viewpoint.