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al-Maslahah al-Mursalah as a source of Islamic law and its relevance to political dispensation

Zakariyah, Luqman (2017) al-Maslahah al-Mursalah as a source of Islamic law and its relevance to political dispensation. KWASU Journal of Religious Studies, 1 (2). pp. 55-66. ISSN 2579-0463

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The relevance of Islamic studies to the modern political setting cannot be undermined. This is because Islamic studies covers all aspects of human actions, be it ritual and social. It is observed that publications related to Islamic studies have not explicitly emphasised the relevance of the concept of Maṣlaḥah Mursalah in ’Uṣūl al-Fiqh to the some social sciences enough. Thus, this paper attempts to relate the aforementioned concept to the political science with the view to enunciating the importance, benefit and application of this concept in modern political dispensation. The methodology applied in this paper is content analysis which incorporates both descriptive and prescriptive approaches. The examples used are not exhaustive and limited to the chosen country. The application of the concept may also be found in some Muslim countries without realization.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6964/56586
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maslahah Mursalah, Usul al-fiqh, Islamic law, political dispension, Ijma' and Qiyas
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
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 Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Luqman Zakariyah
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 15:48
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 15:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56586

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