Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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

Hirabah is the nearest Shariah legal concept to terrorism. Modern technological change, however, has altered the nature of this crime so much that corresponding adjustments in the law of hirabah are inevitable. Remote control devices, precision device-timing, vastly destructive weapons, and even suicide bombings were not considered by early Muslim jurists in their scholastic articulations of hirabah. The Qur'anic conception of this crime, on the other hand, is.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

This article is presented in two parts, the first of which reviews both the preservation of wealth (hifz al-mal) as one of the five essential maqasid in the category of daruriyyat and its sub-division into the four headings of circulation, clarity, stability/proof, and justice (rawaj, wuduh, thubat, 'adl). To this we add.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

The higher purposes, or maqasid, of Shariah are applied and actualised through their means (wasail). Since the maqasid are not applied directly, they are usually a step further removed from actual practice. For the maqasid to be actualised, the first step would naturally be to identify the maqsad one is having in mind. This would give rise, in turn, to.........Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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