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Shatibi’s theories of knowledge as seen in his al-Muwafaqat: a preliminary study

Fadzil, Ammar and Ahmed Ali, Ahmed El-Mogtaba Bannga and Awang Hamat, Mohd Afandi (2008) Shatibi’s theories of knowledge as seen in his al-Muwafaqat: a preliminary study. The International Journal of the Humanities, 6 (1). pp. 231-238. ISSN 1447-9508 E-ISSN 1447-9559

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This article aims to highlight Shatibi’s theory of knowledge according to his renowned work, al-Muwafaqat. Shatibi’s theory of knowledge is greatly influenced by his theory of maqasid (objectives of legal rulings). He pointed out a number of issues, namely types of knowledge, purposes of pursuing knowledge, transmission of knowledge and the role of reason vis-a-vis revelation. He also discusses the position of a learned person. In doing so, he employs a variety of legal evidence, especially the Qur’an and the hadith of the Prophet. This article argues that Shatibi’s conception of knowledge is relatively different from that of his predecessors and thus would enhance intellectual discussions on the theory of knowledge.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1619/73332
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Shatibi, Knowledge, Qur’an, Hadith
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 > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Afandi Awang Hamat
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 09:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73332

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