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Local family fiqh in Malaysia: an analysis of `urfi methodological framework

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah and Sitiris, Miszairi and Mohd Yunus, Saidatolakma (2020) Local family fiqh in Malaysia: an analysis of `urfi methodological framework. Journal of Islam in Asia, xx (xx). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2019-12-30 (In Press)

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Abstract

The ongoing advocacy for developing local fiqh, among others, emphasizes an indigenous approach to evolving fiqh by highlighting the flaws in the dominant approach to family law reform and renewal. One of their methodological tools is to examine the existing family fiqh from its `urfi based content as well to explore ways of resolving new emerging usages and customs, which differ from customs of people in other communities in the Muslim world. Critics, however, have some misgivings about this approach and see it as a kind of post-modernist thinking, the thrust of which is to raise skepticism about religious content of any intellectual argument or advocacy. To rebut such an argument, following content analysis method, this paper argues by concluding that an Islamic juridical approach to insist on legislative significance of local custom in evolving a local family fiqh is governed by a set of methodological frameworks and parameters which can safeguard it against any suspicion for secularization.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3049/81078
Uncontrolled Keywords: family fiqh, local, methodological framework, reform.
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP425 Uṣūl al-fiqh. Jurisprudence and theory of law. Science of legal reasoning.
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP470 Law reform. Criticism. Tanzim
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
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 16:41
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 16:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81078

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