Maqasid al-Shari’ah Made Simple

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

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