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The permanent and changing side of sharia

Bakour Mohamad, Bachar (2016) The permanent and changing side of sharia. International Journal for Muslim World Studies (IJMWS), 14 (2). pp. 3-61. ISSN 1675-7777

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As the undeniably pervasive impact of modern trends grew more entrenched in Muslim societies, the question of whether Islam is static or dynamic has reverberated in elite circles, media outlets, as well as the populace. This paper explores this issue, aiming to answer the following questions: Why and how can Sharia be dynamic? Can Islam in one respect remain static, while, in otherwise areas, calling for change and evolution? What is the Islamic rationale for change? Further, the paper maintains that Islam has essentially two cardinal aspects: the closed area, static and unchanging; and the open area, quite dynamic and changing. Both areas, this paper contends, should work side by side for the welfare of humanity, proposing the best possible solutions to the contemporary needs and conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9022/72085
Uncontrolled Keywords: cnanging side, Sharia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Bachar Mohamad Bakour
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 23 May 2019 15:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72085

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