Meaning of fiqh in English:



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

    • ‘Most of them emerged from rural pesantrems (religious schools), are fluent in Arabic and are trained in fiqh.’
    • ‘Do you see them as indicating increasing possibilities and spaces for gender-just notions of Islam and 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.’


Arabic, literally ‘understanding’.