Ibn Ashur: Treatise on Maqasid Al-Shariah by Muhammad Al-Tahir Ibn Ashur

By Muhammad Al-Tahir Ibn Ashur

Shaikh Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur is the main popular Zaytuna Imam and one of many nice Islamic students of the twentieth century. The book of this translation of Shaikh Ibn Ashur’s Treatise on Maqasid al-Shari’ah is a leap forward in experiences on Islamic legislation within the English language. during this ebook, Ibn Ashur proposed Maqasid as a strategy for the renewal of the speculation of Islamic legislation, which has no longer passed through any severe improvement because the period of the good imams. Ibn Ashur – rather courageously – additionally addressed the delicate subject of the intents/Maqasid of Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) at the back of his activities and judgements.

He brought standards to tell apart among the Prophetic traditions that have been intended to be a part of Islamic legislation and the Prophetic activities/ sayings that have been intended to be for the sake of particular reasons akin to political management, courtroom judgment, pleasant recommendation, and clash solution. yet Ibn Ashur’s most vital contribution during this booklet has been the advance of latest Maqasid by means of coining new, modern, terminology that have been by no means formulated in conventional usul al-fiqh. for instance, Ibn Ashur constructed the idea of the ‘preservation of lineage’ into ‘the renovation of the kin system’, the ‘protection of actual trust’ into ‘freedom of beliefs’, and so forth. He additionally brought the ideas of ‘orderliness’, ‘natural disposition’, ‘freedom’, ‘rights’, ‘civility’, and ‘equality’ as Maqasid of their personal correct, and upon which the total Islamic legislations relies. This improvement opens nice possibilities for Islamic legislation to handle present and genuine demanding situations for Muslim societies and Muslim minorities.

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