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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The study of the philosophy of Islamic law, especially its maqasid (objectives, purposes, goals, intents and underlying principles) is a pre-requisite to understanding the Quran and the prophetic tradition, and to developing the Islamic law in a way that achieves common good for Muslims and protects them from harm.

Al-Furqan supports the publication of monographs and studies which specialise in the understanding of the Islamic law through al-maqasid.


Human Organ Transplantation Treatment: Balancing between Interests & Harms

By Abdelghani Yahyaoui

This book addresses the topic of “contrasting the interests and harm” (muwāzanat al-maṣāliḥ wa al-mafāsid) with the issue (al-nāzilah) of human organ transplants. It clearly establishes the complementarity between Islamic law (al-Sharīʿah) and medical practice, and proves Islamic law’s validity and effectiveness with contemporary issues. This book is unique and important . . .



The Legislative Universal Principles and the Objectives of Applying Them: A Case Study Based on al-Shāṭibī Thought and his Books: Al-Muwāfaqāt & Al-Iʿtiṣām

By Ahmed Errazaki

The importance of this book is that this study establishes that Islamic law (Sharīʿah) frames and governs all areas of life. It asserts that the well-being of the human race is determined by applying the objectives (maqāṣid) of Islamic law, by rationalising its rulings (aḥkām) and allowing the application of . . .



The Fundamental Rules of the Science on Sharīʿah Objectives

Ahmed al-Raissouni

This book is an in-depth study on the birth of the science of philosophy of Islamic law (ʿilm al-maqāṣid) from the time of Imam al-Shātibi to the present day. It addresses and explains, in great detail, three of the discipline’s pillars and rules, namely: the rule of taʿlīl, i.e. causation; . . .


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