19 July 2019
16 Dhul-Qadah 1440
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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.


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 . . .



The Fundamental Rules of the Science on Sharīʿah Objectives

By Ahmed al-Raissouni

This book is an in-depth study on the birth of the science of philosophy of Islamic law (ʿilm al-maqāṣid) from the time of Imam al-Shātibi to the present day. It addresses and explains, in great detail, three of the discipline’s pillars and rules, namely: the rule of taʿlīl, i.e. causation; . . .



The Jurisprudence of Sharīʿah Objectives and Interests between al-ʿIzz Ibn ʿAbd al-Salām and Abū Isḥāq al-Shāṭibī: Comparative Study

By ʿAbd al-Nur Bazza

This book is important and worthy of interest, comprising a study of the jurisprudence of objectives and interests (fiqh al-maqāṣid wa-l-maṣāliḥ) that compares between al-‘Iz bin ‘Abd al-Salām and Abu Isḥāq al- Shāṭibī. In the introduction, the author explains the terms he uses in the title. Subsequently, he presents the . . .


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