23 October 2017
3 Safar 1439
  • 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.
  • Recent publication: Perspectives on the Methodologies of Critical Editing of Arabic Manuscripts. Read more...
  • Recent publication: Objectives of the Noble Qurʾān (2). Read more...


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.


The Purpose of Self-Preservation in the "Jurisprudence of Waters": An Exercise in Criticism and Renewal of the “Explanatory Proverbs” in Maqāṣid Teaching

By Ibrahim El-Bayomi Ghanem

This book presents a study in jurisprudence of purposes of Islamic law (fiqh al-maqāṣid) with focus on demonstrating the purpose of “self-preservation” in the jurisprudence of water, and in motivating a renewal in the study of jurisprudence of water in a way that contributes to fulfilling the purpose of “self-preservation” . . .



The Problematic of Defining the Umma’s Major Interests: A Multidimensional Critical View

By Ibrahim El-Bayomi Ghanem

This highly engaging, informative, and important lecture addressed the higher interests of the Muslim nation (al-Ummah), and the problems in apprehending them. Professor Ibrahim El-Bayomi Ghanem, in his lecture, provided depth and thoroughness, reflecting critically and with originality on the numerous sides of each argument. He addressed the majority of . . .



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

By 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 . . .


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