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Author: Aria Nakissa

Ends of the Sharīʿa ” ( Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿa ) (see Hallaq 1997; Emon 2010; Opwis 2010). Jurists also tacitly presume that every Sharīʿa rule is based on God’s (true) beliefs (i.e., knowledge/ ʿilm ) about the world. Consider the rule which mandates an amputation punishment for theft as a means of

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

Egypt , Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995, p. 147. 10 ) Pollard, Nurturing the Nation.. , p. 104; Russell, Creating the New Egyptian Woman… , p. 122. 11 ) At least two (indigenously founded and run) girls’ schools, Ahliah (the Syrian National Girls’ School), and the Maqasid Islamic Benevolent

In: Social Sciences and Missions
Islamic Legal Thought and Muslim Women in Western Europe
Author: Lena Larsen
In How Muftis Think Lena Larsen explores fatwas that respond to questions asked by Muslim women in Western Europe in recent decades. The questions show women to be torn between two opposing notions of morality and norms: one stressing women’s duties and obedience, and one stressing women’s rights and equality before the law. Focusing on muftis who see “the time and place” as important considerations in fatwa-giving, and seek to develop a local European Islamic jurisprudence on these increasingly controversial issues, Larsen examines how they deal with women’s dilemmas. Careful not to suggest easy answers or happy endings, her discussion still holds out hope that European societies and Muslim minorities can recognize shared moral concerns.
Author: Ruocco, Monica

attended an Islamic religious school, Jamʿiyyat al-Maqāṣid al-Khayriyya al-Islāmiyya (al-Maqāṣid Charitable Islamic College), and later Kulliyyat Fārūq al-Sharʿiyya (Fārūq College of Islamic Canon Law...

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
Author: Willis Jenkins

then from four tools used to uncover new resources in the law: qiyas (analogy), maslahah (public good), maqasid (purposes of the law), and ijtihad (exercise of personal reason). 1. Qur’an and Sunna as Environmental Texts Some essays in Islamic environmental texts are almost as much Qur’anic quotation

In: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology
Author: Ofer Elior

studies, a certain conception of this affinity was held by several readers of Alghazali’s Intentions of the Philosophers ( Maqāṣid al-falāsifah ) in the West, specifically among Provençal, Spanish and Italian Jews. 4 It may be explicated as follows: the Intentions and the ideas of Avicenna (d. 1037

In: Zutot
Author: Uriya Shavit

these objectives through a broad approach to maslaha (a maslaha is an act that safeguards the primary objectives, or maqasid , of the Lawgiver) as a means to legitimize the prohibited. They also encourage searching within the four schools of law and beyond them to find the most lenient answer. 6

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe
Author: Asif Mohiuddin

with regard to its definition, methods of interpretation, legal instruments, the applicability of laws, priorities of the objectives ( maqāsid ) of the sharīʿah and the principles of analogical reasoning ( qiyās ). Regarding ijmāʿ , some scholars argue that it was not a doctrine of law in the early

In: Religion and Theology

. Three of the five basic values of religious law (maqāṣid al-sharīʿa)—reason (ʿaql), life (nafs), and progeny (nasab)—are strongly related to the body. Relevant opinions can be found in the legal manuals...

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
Author: Florian Zemmin

to the concept of maqāṣid (goals, purposes). Conventional Islamic legal theory knows five overarching maqāṣid , to which all concrete norms are subservient: the protection of religion, life, intellect, lineage, and property. 110 Ironically, in pre-modern times the concept of maqāṣid served to

In: Journal of Religion in Europe