Siyasah Shar’iyyah is the nearest equivalent of public policy, with one difference perhaps, which is that the Islamic notion of publicy policy is closely tied to the Shariah, and more specifically to the goals and purposes, or Maqasid of Shariah. This paper begins with an introductory note on the contemporary understanding of public policy in its Western context, and then provides an overview of the two main areas of our concern: siyasah and maqasid. The rest of this paper engages in identifying the synergies between the two disciplines, and in this regard looks more specifically at al-Qaradawi’s work on how siyasah shar’iyyah can be guided by the guidelines of maqasid al-shari’ah............. Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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