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Sayyid Quṭb’s critique of Fiqh

Ushama, Thameem (2014) Sayyid Quṭb’s critique of Fiqh. Intellectual Discourse, 22 (2). pp. 215-232. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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Syed Quṭb’s views on Fiqh (jurisprudence) have been the subject of significant critique. This paper seeks to understand the bases of such criticisms through a qualitative content analysis of his exegesis and other writings. We begin with a brief survey of the views of scholars who have spoken in favour of and against him followed by a brief biographic profile of Quṭb. This paper focuses on Quṭb’s critique of three key issues. First, the terms Fiqh al-Awrāq (jurisprudence of papers) and Fiqh al-Ḥarakah (dynamic jurisprudence) as employed during his discourse on Fiqh are analysed. Second, his interpretation of the concept of Dār-Islām (Land of Islam) and Dār al-Ḥarb (Hostile Land) that led to criticisms by jurists are analysed through a comparison with the views of other jurists. Third, his discourse on the application of the concept of al-marḥaliyyah (stages) in jihād that caused misunderstanding among jurists is analysed in the context of a response to the need for developing dynamic jurisprudence for contemporary communities. The study endeavours to dispel ambiguities and present an objective account of Quṭb’s discourse on Fiqh.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 309/42253
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic jurisprudence; fiqh; Jihād; Muslim jurists, Sayyid Quṭb.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Thameem Ushama
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 11:31
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 18:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42253

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