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Debate on methodology of renewing Muslim Law: a search for a synthetic approach

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2010) Debate on methodology of renewing Muslim Law: a search for a synthetic approach. Global Jurist, 10 (1). pp. 1-15.

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Islamic law as a sum total of juristic views believed and practices by Muslims, by and large, is locked in interpretations made by legal scholars of the medieval ages. To relate it to contemporary needs of the Ummah, Muslims thinkers have been entangled with the question of its renewal for the past two centuries. In this pursuit, the most thorny question has surrounded the methodology of accomplishing such a renewal. This has given rise to main three trends, namely traditionalists, modernists and liberal approaches to renewal of Islamic law. This paper, however, argues that rejuvenating Muslim religious law requires a synthetic method rather than a bigoted exclusivist approach as advocated by proponents of renewal in our time.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5523/6780
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP173.25 Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects
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: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 12:16
Last Modified: 19 May 2012 17:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6780

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