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The objectives and intents of Islamic Law as a paradigm of development strategies and policies

E-Elahi, Mohammad Manzur and Osmani, Noor Mohammad (2011) The objectives and intents of Islamic Law as a paradigm of development strategies and policies. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (1). pp. 427-442. ISSN 1823-0970

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The paper presents the theory of objectives and intents of Islamic law termed as Maqasid al-Shari`ah al-Islamiyyah as a vision through which present and future changes and development of the Ummah can be defined, negotiated, led and persuaded.The theme presented in the paper is that the knowledge of the Objectives of Islamic Law can play an important role as a universal paradigm in enhancing the abilities and qualities of the Ummah to reach a positive change and development out of the present situation. But there is a need to review the framework based on the knowledge of the Objectives of Islamic Law in order to ensure its effectiveness in providing the necessary principles, methods and guidelines required in the processes of development strategy. Thus the paper suggests the ways of restoring back the sense of dynamism to the objective approach of Islamic law in creating the methodological, social, educational and epistemological and cultural frameworks as a paradigm of development strategies, policies and processes for the betterment of the contemporary Muslim Ummah.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4471/22038
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maqasid Shari`ah, paradigm, development, strategies, Ummah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP140 Islamic law (Fiqh)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 10:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22038

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