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Maslahah’s role as an instrument for revival of ijtihad

Laluddin, Hayatullah (2015) Maslahah’s role as an instrument for revival of ijtihad. International Journal of Islamic Thought, 8 (Dec). pp. 27-34. ISSN 2232-1314

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Islam presents a comprehensive system of life based on divine guidance. Its dynamism is due its general principles through which solutions for any conceivable situation could be sought. This is in line with the signification of the Quranic verse “we have not neglected in the record a thing...” This necessitate the adoption of an adequate methodology for the derivation of rulings from revealed source. A strict literal approach in understanding of the revealed text would not facilitate solutions for new issues due to the limitation of the text. Thus, Maslahah, as a method of interpretation of revealed guidance can play a crucial role in providing solutions for new issues of legal and civilizational nature. Therefore, this article attempt to examine the instrumental role of Maslahah in revitalization of Islamic thought. It also highlight the necessity for reviving Ijtihad through which stagnation from intellectual spheres of Muslim world could be removed. Maslahah in this context provide an effective instrument for the purpose, hence, can play significant role in restoring originality and dynamism to Islamic thought.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7096/47187
Uncontrolled Keywords: ijtihad, Islamic law, maslahah, public interest, shari’ah
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Hayatullah Laluddin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 14:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47187

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