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The concept of social obligations under Islamic law

Ibrahim, Badruddin and Mohd, Azizah (2011) The concept of social obligations under Islamic law. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 7 (2). pp. 203-222. ISSN 0973-2918

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This paper examines the concept of social obligations under Islamic law. It discusses the rule of obligation, one of the five types of rules under Islamic law. According to legal theorists, Islamic law is of two categories: defining law and declaratory law. The defining law is further divided, mainly, into five types of rules: obligation (ijab), recommendation (nadb), prohibition (tahrim), disapproval (karahah) and permissibility (ibahah). The paper examines the meaning of obligations, its types, rules, scope, and on whom it is incumbent. The paper also examines the objectives of Islamic law in relation to obligatory acts in realizing the public interest (maslahah) of the community particularly with respect to the protection of five essential values: religion (din), life (nafs), lineage (nasl), intellect (‘aql) and property (mal). The purpose of any rule of Islamic law is for the benefit to the people and to remove harm. This paper makes a modest attempt to provide the basic idea and understanding of the concept of social obligation in Islam.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2245/9533
Uncontrolled Keywords: social obligations, Islamic law
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr Badruddin Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 13:21
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 15:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9533

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