© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853410X489763 Vivarium 48 (2010) 193-214 brill.nl/viv v i v a r i u m Al-Ghazālī on the Form and Matter of the Syllogisms Henrik Lagerlund University of Western Ontario Abstract Al-Ghazālī’s Maqāsid al-falāsifa is an intelligent reworking of

in Vivarium

contemporary society drew renewed scrutiny to the foundations or sources of law, uṣūl al-fiqh . Discussions about the sources and methods of law-finding thrived among Muslim jurisprudents 4 from the early years of the twentieth century, with the concept of maṣlaḥa 5 and the maqāṣid al

in Die Welt des Islams

purposes ( maqasid ) of the revealed law (Shari‘ah) can be established by way of juristic in- duction; and 2) he labored to prove that the legislative purpose was inscribed and sutured into the very texture of life, provided that the juristic vision was sufficiently honed to read it correctly from the

in Die Welt des Islams

and on almost any conceivable topic. 1.1 Dialogue—Not Exchange of Monologues However, this article, which is meant to be the first in a series around a research project into the figure and potential of the maqāṣid al-shari‛ah or the so-called higher intents of Islamic law, is going to argue

in Arab Law Quarterly

-ʿaqar ) yang bermanfaat dan wujud secara nyata. 17 3 Skop dan Metodologi Skop perbincangan artikel ini memfokuskan wakaf infrastruktur menurut perspektif hadith dan kefahaman ( fiqh al-hadith ) yang diperolehi daripada teks-teks hadith tersebut yang menjadi maqasid kepada hadith tersebut. Teks-teks hadith

in Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

“Maqāṣid al-Qur’ān” appears as an emerging science in the field of Islamic studies that promotes a particular understanding of the Qur’ānic discourse. As scholars’ contributions in this subject are lacking a scholarly definition of this very science, this study aims to formulate its definition in a scholarly manner. In doing so, this research firstly presents the meaning of “maqasid” as well as the “Qur’ān”; secondly, it explores the key elements for this definition in scholars’ views on this subject; finally, it formulates a definition for it in the light of these elements and explains them in brief.

in Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

argue that the muftis’ arguments for their fatwas are translatable into a more widely accessible language that allows clarifying fundamental values and their interpretations. I will argue that the maqāṣid theory forms one Islamic counterpart to the theory of modern common morality , “the morality of

in How Muftis Think

There has been much debate in the last century about how to modernise Islamic law so as to make it appropriate for a changing society. Among the solutions that have been proposed is the theory of maqāṣid al-sharīʿa as a legal theory for Islamic law. In the contemporary Shīʿī context, the calling

in Visions of Sharīʿa

It is challenging to do justice to an edited volume in a review; space does not allow detailed discussion of all contributions, and uneven quality can compromise the value of the whole. Overall, the editor is to be congratulated for gathering a broad spectrum of current debates on maqāṣid al

in Islamic Law and Society
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