Maqasid Al-Shariah as Philosophy of Islamic Law: A Systems Approach

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International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 2008 - Islamic law - 347 pages
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In this path breaking study, Jasser Auda presents a systems approach to the philosophy and juridical theory of Islamic law based on its purposes, intents, and higher objectives (maqasid). For Islamic rulings to fulfill their original purposes of justice, freedom, rights, common good, and tolerance in today's context, Auda presents maqasid as the heart and the very philosophy of Islamic law. He also introduces a novel method for analysis and critique, one that utilizes relevant features from systems theory, such as, wholeness, multidimensionality, openness, and especially, purposefulness of systems. This book will benefit all those interested in the relationship between Islam and a wide variety of subjects, such as philosophy of law, morality, human rights, interfaith commonality, civil society, integration, development, feminism, modernism, postmodernism, systems theory, and culture.

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maqasid book written by Al-Ghazali is the logic of Islamic law (shari'ah). the introduction of Islamic law. the book was later translated by some scientists converted into various languages, such as those conducted by Jasser Auda. this book in Indonesia became a highly sought after book, especially the Arabic language. for boarding school students wanted to learn more. according to my findings, this book has not been translated into Indonesian. Maqasid al-Falasifah books translated book that contains the system paradigm of Islamic law. 

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This book is outcome of hard work of the author. He commands prowess over classical sources of Islamic law. His deep insight the 'maqaasid' helps people like me to broaden their horizon of fiqhi understanding. Definitions of Islamic Law and Fiqh need further refining.



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Jasser Auda is the Founding Director of Al-Maqasid Research Centre in the Philosophy of Islamic Law, a project of Al-Furqan Foundation, London, U.K. He has a multi-disciplinary academic background and has written two Ph.D. theses on Islamic Philosophy of Law and and Systems Analysis and Design, in the University of Wales, UK, and the University of Waterloo, Canada, respectively. Dr. Auda is a Visiting Lecturer to a number of academic institutes in Canada, UK, Egypt, and India. (2008).

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