Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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

This article begins by looking at peace as a theological principle, before proceeding to explore peace from various other angles, such as peace through inclusivity, peace through non-violence, peace through equity and fair treatment of others. There is also an elaborate articulation of methods for the peaceful resolution of conflicts, including counselling (nasihah), conciliation (sulh), arbitration (tahkim), forgiveness ('afwa), and truce (al-hudnah). After reviewing these, the discussion then.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

This article jointly explores the various dimensions of fatwa and ijtihad, notwithstanding the former being our main theme. The two are explored together as there are many commonalities between them, the source evidence concerning the one often also relating to the other. The discussion begins with a comparative note on fatwa and ijtihad (independent reasoning), which is then followed by.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Salafism, Wahhabism and Radical Islam

Saturday, 01 October 2016 00:00 Published in Articles

Although the term 'Salafism' has sometimes been applied to certain nineteenthto twentieth-century Islamic modernist thinkers, including the Egyptian Grand Mufti Mohammad 'Abduh (d.1905) and Rashid Rida (d.1935), Salafism actually takes its origins from Ibn Taymiyyah's (d.728/1328) essentially deconstructionist stance towards Islam's scholastic legacy. In essence, Ibn Taymiyyah maintained that.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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