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.


Purposes of Islamic Voluntary Work: A Comparative Study of Civility

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 Islam. . . .

Out of print


Purposes of the Islamic Financial Law

By Abdallah bin Bayyah

In this book, Shaykh bin Bayyah emphasises the need to consider the maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah (objectives of Islamic law) in a number of topics currently being addressed such as that of inflation, the sale of non-existent items and other issues of important concern to contemporary society. All of these requiring a . . .

Out of print


Purposes of Tacit Juridical Evidence

By Mohamed S. El-Awa

The author clarifies in this work that the absence of a ruling in the law – on the part of the Lawmaker (God) was not unintended. Evidence from the Qurʾān and Sunnah is provided to demonstrate this thesis. Of the reasons behind the intentionally absent rulings the author mentions: . . .


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