The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) is a body of recognized and qualified Islamic Scholars from the United States and Canada who accept the Qur'an and authentic Sunnah as the primary sources of Islam. Furthermore, FCNA is guided by the judicial heritage of the Prophet's companions and the legal rulings and methodology of established classical normative Muslim Scholarship.


Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi


Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi received his BA in Islamic and Arabic studies from the Islamic University of Medina, Saudi Arabia and later went on to complete a degr...

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Dr. Zainab Alwani


Dr. Zainab Alwani is the Founding Director of the Islamic Studies program at Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). She is the Associate Professor of...

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Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah


Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah is the Executive Director/Secretary General of the Fiqh Council of North America and Director Religious Affairs of the Islamic Societ...

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The Fiqh Council of North America traces its origins back to the Religious Affairs Committee of the then Muslim Students Association of the United States and Canada in the early 1960s. This Religious Affairs Committee evolved into the Fiqh Committee of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) after the founding of ISNA in 1980. As the needs of the Muslim community and the complexity of the issues they faced grew, the Fiqh Council was transformed into the Fiqh Council of North America in 1986.

The Council continues to be an affiliate of ISNA, advising and educating its members and officials on matters related to the application of ShariÌah in their individual and collective lives in the North American environment.


Dr. Mohamad A. El Sheikh

Dr. Jamal Badawi

Shaikh Abdur Rahman Khan

Dr. Muhammad Qatanani

Dr. Jasser Auda


Shaikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah

Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Dr. Ossama Bahloul

Shaykh Mustafa Umar

Dr. Deina Abdelkader

Dr. Abdulbari Mashal

Imam Yahya Hendi

Imam Hassan Qazwini

Dr. Ali Solaiman Ali

Dr. Muddassir H. Siddiqui

Dr. Ihsan Bagby

Sheikh Suhaib Webb