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War and Peace in Islam: The Uses and Abuses of Jihad

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:00 Published in Books

This book aims to reveal the real meaning of jihad and to rectify many of the misunderstanding that surround both it and Islam's relation to the 'Other'.


Written by a number of Islamic religious authorities and Muslim Scholars, this work presents the views and techings of mainstream Sunni and Shi'ii Islam on the subject of jihad. It authoritatively presents jihad as it is understood by the majority of the world's 1.7 billion Muslims in the world today, and supports this understanding with extensive detail and scholarship.


Edited by HRH Prince Ghazi Muhammad, Ibrahim Kalin and Mohammad Hashim Kamali

ISBN 978-1-903682-83-8

The Islamic Texts Society Cambridge

Maqasid Al-Shariah, Ijtihad and Civilisational Renewal

Sunday, 08 July 2012 14:44 Published in Books


The paper develops the idea of a maqasid-based framework for ijtihad and civilisational renewal (tajdid hadari), a broad and engaging prospect that also involves a review and reappraisal of the methodology of Islamic jurisprudence relating to both the maqasid and ijtihad. The author argues that this would enable Muslims to widen the scope and horizon of the maqasid or objectives of Islamic law from their currently legalistic leanings towards the wider perspective of civilisational renaissance. The nexus that needs to be developed between the maqasid and ijtihad aslo needs to be supported by a credible methodology, which is what the author has attempted in this paper.



By Mohammad Hashim Kamali

ISBN 978-I-56564-579-0

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