23 February 2019
18 Jumada al-Thanni 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.


Universal Purposes of the Islamic Law and Exegesis Methodologies

By Hassan Jabir

This lecture aims to rekindle critical thinking within the current discourse in the Arab and Islamic World. The lecture makes a link between traditionalism (aṣālah), and renewal (tajdīd) with a view to preserving Islam’s intellectual and legal heritage, while allowing for the deriving new rulings through contemplative and critical study. . . .



Objectives of The Pilgrimage Rites

By Abdul-Wahhab Abu Sulayman

This book casts light on the secrets and higher objectives of the rites of Ḥajj and ʿUmrah. It does so to tie the Muslim’s acts of worship to the meanings, the rules and hidden wisdom which the Lawmaker (i.e. God) intended and which have been uncovered by scholars. That is . . .



The Relationship between Purposes (Maqāṣid) and Fundamentals (Uṣūl) of Islamic Law

By Abdallah bin Bayyah

In this work, the author examines the relationship between maqāṣid and the foundations of Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh) on the basis that the maqāṣid methodology is a reflection of the Sharīʿah objectives. This is because of its provision to take into account modern circumstances and new issues for the sake . . .


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