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Integration of scientific knowledge into Islamic juridical work the search for a unified legislative framework

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2011) Integration of scientific knowledge into Islamic juridical work the search for a unified legislative framework. Revelation and Science, 1 (2). pp. 62-74. ISSN 2229-9947

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Technological advancement in the field of medicine and its allied sciences continues to unfold new questions for juridical response from the contemporary jurists. In consequence, in the recent past a great deal of juridical opinions (fatawa),at the behest of both individual jurists and official bodies, have piled up. However, a reflective survey of the existing literature reveals that when it comes to reconciling the scientific findings with the purport of textual imperatives, the jurists by and large go bipolar, namely, either accept them all in sundry or reject them in totality. This state of affairs, among other medico-ethical implications, tends to have far-reaching implications for Muslim families particularly if they want to make a choice between such contrasting positions. To put things in true perspective, this study proposes to take the law of abortion as a case study with the purpose of identifiying appropriate Islamic juridical frameworks by which the juristic divide on the issue in question could be synchronized.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3049/16177
Uncontrolled Keywords: scientific, juridical, Islamic legislation, integration, framework
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.77 Islam and work
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Maimanah Samsuri (PT)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 16:08
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 09:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16177

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