Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Shariah Law: An Introduction

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 22:34 Published in Books

Providing a comprehensive and accessible examination of Shari’ah Law, this concise introduction examines the sources, characteristic features, and schools of thought of a system often stereotyped for its severity in the West.


Oxford: ONEWORLD, 2008. pp. x + 342
ISBN: 978-1-85168-565-3


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Maqasid al-Shari’ah Made Simple

Tuesday, 30 December 2008 22:34 Published in Books

The paper focuses on a general characterisation of maqasid al-shariah and its origins in the Quran: the classification of maqasid; historical developments and the contributions of some of the leading ulama to the theory of maqasid; the differential approaches the ulama have taken toward the identification of maqasid; and finally the relevance of maqasid to ijtihad adn the ways in which maqasid can enhace the scope and caliber of ijtihad.


Occasional Paper Series 13
London & Washington: The International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2008. pp. 26
ISBN: 9781565-644427

Evolving Muslim Theology of Justice

Thursday, 30 December 2010 22:32 Published in Books

In this book, the author reflects upon the writings of three well-known contemporary Muslim thinkers—Jamal al-Banna, Mohammad Hashim Kamali and Khaled Abou El Fadl. All three try to make sense of Islam’s contemporary role in the face of modernity and globalisation by examining the religion from within the tradition. These are scholars whose religious authenticity has never been questioned. At the same time, they remain open to not only non-Muslim religions and secular philosophies but also to the diversity of thought that lies within Islam which is sometimes suppressed by those who adopt an authoritarian approach to the religion.

All in all, this writing represents a significant contribution towards a better understanding of the role that Islamic ideas on justice can play in shaping contemporary civilization.


By David L. Johnston

ISBN: 978-983-861-413-9

Published: 2010 Universiti Sains Malaysia

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