Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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

Jurisprudence of Minorities (Fiqh Al-Aqaliyyat) Revisited

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00 Published in Articles

In an earlier issue of this journal I introduced the jurisprudence of minorities as being in many ways a new branch of the traditional fiqh that had hitherto remained underdeveloped and is now a work in progress among Muslim scholars and jurists. The present essay is an extension of that discussion and adds practical illustrations of responses by the Islamic Council of Europe (ICE) to issues facing Muslim minorities in Europe..........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Islam and Sustainable Development

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00 Published in Articles

Islam's perspective on sustainable development arises from its vision of a moral

economy and society, which may, in turn, be articulated into a structure of values

and principles that are conducive to sustainability and growth. This would entail a

coherent reading of the Islamic scripture as well as a number of Shar'iah concepts,

such as the principle of public interest (maslahah), the higher purposes (maqasid)

of Shar'iah, the divinely-ordained balance (mizan) in the created universe, and

moderation (wasatiyyah). This last proscribes.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

The Indicators of Wasatiyyah or Moderation in Islam

Friday, 01 April 2016 00:00 Published in Articles

I will begin by posing a question: Are there any indicators to tell us that Islam anchors itself in the middle path of moderation, to show, in other words, that wasatiyyah is the governing principle of Islam?

Islam's advocacy of wasatiyyah is, first of all, known by the explicit affirmation of the Qur'an, when it designates the Muslim community as.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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