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Qawa‘id Al-Fiqh: The Legal Maxims of Islamic Law

The Association of Muslim Lawyers

This essay provides a brief introduction to legal maxims, an evidently important chapter of the juristic literature of Islam, that is particularly useful in depicting a general picture of the nature, goals and objectives of the Shari‘ah. Yet, for reasons that will presently be explained, legal maxims represent a latent development in the history of Islamic legal thought. A brief explanation of the background history of legal maxims will be followed by a discussion of developments in three other related areas ....... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)


Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Website: www.HashimKamali.com

Hikmah

One who acknowledges the virtue of an old man and honours him for his age, God will save him from the fright of the Day of Resurrection. Honouring a Muslim with white hair partakes in Glorifying the Majesty of God. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts. - Harold MacMillan

Humour Without Malice

Hija purchased a sack of flour and hired a labourer to carry it. The labourer ran off with the whole sack. On seeing the labourer after a few days, Hija hid from him. "Why are you hiding from him?" the people asked. He replied, "I fear that he may ask for his wage."

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