19 June 2019
16 Shawwal 1440
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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.


The Objectives of Islamic Law in Charity Work: a Comparative Civilisational Vision

By Ibrahim al-Bayoumi Ghanem

The author draws a comparison between the concept of charitable works in the Islamic civilisation and that held by other civilisations. He sees charitable organisations in the West, while original and many in number, as lacking a philosophical outlook on the concept of ‘good’ as is the case in Islām. . . .



The Role of the Objectives of Islamic Law in Contemporary Legislations

By Mohamed Selim Elawa

The book examines the various opinions on the maqāṣid and the need to take a middle way position in understanding the holy scriptures, an understanding that is built on objective and sound bases and principles. Dr. Mohamed Salim el-Awa, in this opening lecture for the Centre for the Study of . . .



Beauty: An Approach Based on the Philosophy of Islamic Law

By Esam Ahmed El-Bashir

This lecture aims to explore a very important issue regarding the awareness of beauty as a universal concept which manifests itself in different ways, as well as from within the perspective of the philosophy of Islamic law (maqāṣid). The topic was delivered in an interesting and engaging way, where the . . .


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