23 October 2018
13 Safar 1440
  • 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.


Dictionary of Maqāṣid Terms

Prepared by: Abdennour Baza, Jamila Tilout, Mahammed Abdou; Supervised and edited by: Ahmed Al-Raissouni

The Dictionary of Maqāṣid Terms is considered one of the keys to an important discipline. It meets the need of Islamic law (sharī‘ah) students for explanations of the terms and expressions peculiar to the objectives of Islamic law (maqāṣid al-sharī‘ah). It clarifies the uniqueness and differences of words and terms . . .



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) to 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 refers to the fact 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 . . .


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