29 March 2017
1 Rajab 1438
  • Recent publication: Interpretation of Unfamiliar Words in Al-Muwaṭṭaʾ by al-Akhfash. Read more...
  • Latest symposium: “The Arts in Light of the Objectives of Islamic Law”. Read more...
  • Upcoming publication: Arts and Maqāṣid.
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In order to spread the awareness about the importance of the purposes of Islamic law (maqasid), Al-Furqan has been publishing the proceeding of public lectures organised by the Maqasid Centre on topics that connect the maqasid to the concerns of contemporary society.


Arts and Maqāṣid: The Arts that serve Maqāṣid, and the Maqāṣid that serve the Arts

Noureddine Khadmi

This important lecture addresses a fundamental and critical contemporary topic, namely the “alternative arts”. These are described as alternative because the underlying intention is to establish arts based on an Islamic frame of reference, through competence and integrity, a comprehensive concept, genuine resolution, and insightful authority. The goal is to . . .



Stem Cell Treatment: An Approach Based on the Philosophy of Islamic Law

By Abdelghani Yahyaoui

This book presents a maqāṣid–based field study that acquires significant importance, in addressing a highly technical medical question in the domain of contemporary issues linked to the preservation of self, combating disease, and preventing illness. This is the issue of stem cell treatment, as a topical matter in this time . . .



The Methodological Introduction to the Map of the Universal Objectives of Islamic Law in the Noble Qurʾān

By Tayeb Berghout

This key lecture proposes important approaches, renewal (tajdīd) initiatives, and serious reflections on the appropriate methodology of engaging with the objectives of the Noble Qurʾān. In his submission, the lecturer argues that the need is quite pressing, and the time ripe, for establishing the jurisprudence (fiqh) of universal objectives (al-maqāṣid al-kulliyyah) . . .


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