Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Islamic Methodology: The Scope of Acceptable Opinion

This publication is part of our The Straight Path – Finding Guidance in an Age of Confusion collection.

Difference of opinion can be a source of doubt for people. What are acceptable answers and what are unacceptable answers when it comes down to differences of opinion? Dr. Nazir Khan discusses complex topics and their differences of opinion.

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Dr. Nazir Khan

Director of Research Strategy | Dr. Nazir Khan MD FRCPC ​is the President of Yaqeen Canada and the Director of Research Strategy at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is a Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He has also served as an Imam for many years and has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (​ijāzah​) in the study of the Qur’an, Ḥadith and Islamic theology (ʿ​aqīdah​) from various scholars across North America. He has taught Qur’anic studies classes, workshops, and seminars and is a consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association Fiqh Committee. Dr. Khan completed his residency at the University of Manitoba and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Calgary. His expertise in both medical sciences and Islamic theology uniquely positions him to address challenging contemporary questions regarding faith, reason, and science.