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Between the purposefulness of the Shari‘ah and normativity

El-Mesawi, Mohamed El-Tahir (2010) Between the purposefulness of the Shari‘ah and normativity. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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The present study is an attempt at reconstructing the views of Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi and Ibn Khaldun into one coherent theoretical framework for the understanding of human socio-historical existence. Being contemporaries who lived in the eighth/fourteenth cen-tury under almost similar socio-political and cultural conditions that prevailed in North Africa and Andalus, both scholars embarked on an ambitious project of radical reform. A jurist by training and profession who was dissatisfied with the legal hermeneutic methodology of Muslim jurists, al-Shatibi was concerned about developing a holistic approach to the study and interpretation of Islam’s textual sources (the Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah) with a view to discovering the fundamental values and universal principles underlying the Shari‘ah ethico-legal system governing human socio-historical existence as a multifaceted and dynamic reality. His effort culminated in his widely acclaimed theory of the Shari‘ah objectives (maqasid al-Shari‘ah) that consisted in developing a new and comprehensive legal hermeneutics whereby Islamic spiritual, moral and legal teachings are seen to revolve around realizing and promoting five necessary universal objectives. .....

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 2112/22790
Uncontrolled Keywords: IRIIE 2010, Shari'ah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Tahir EL-MESAWI
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 15:48
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 16:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22790

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