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Ahmad Badri

AhmadBadriAhmad Badri bin Abdullah is Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia, with a focus on maqasid al-shari’ah (the higher objective of Shari’ah), usul al-fiqh, and contemporary Islamic jurisprudence discourse, particularly in the subject of systems thinking and its application in Islamic philosophy of law.

After obtaining his degree in Shari’ah (UM), he was attached to the School of Humanities, USM and then Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh, Academy of Islamic Studies University Malaya as a graduate research assistant and a tutor. He taught various subjects in Shari’ah studies including the Introduction to Shari’ah Studies, Fiqh al-Ikhtilaf (The Art of Disagreement in Islam), Fiqh al-Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Jurisprudence), ‘Urf (custom), and Maslahah (public interest).  He is also pursuing his PhD in the study of maslahah, maqasid al-shari’ah and their relation to systems thinking and philosophy.

His publications include: Ahmad Badri, et.al. (January 2013), Postmodernism Approach in Islamic Jurisprudence, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research,vol.13, no.1, pp.33-40, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin & Ahmad Badri, et.al. (2013), Gender Analysis in Contemporary Islamic Discourse, Journal of Asian Social Science, Vol.9, no.7, pp.62-74, and Ahmad Badri Abdullah & Mohd Anuar Ramli (2012), Aplikasi Pendekatan Analisis Sistem Dalam Hukum Islam Semasa (The Application of System Analysis in Contemporary Islamic Jurisprudence), in Mohd Yakub @ Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff et al. Dimensi Kontemporari Dalam Pengajian Islam, Kuala Lumpur: APIUM.

Hikmah

Ask God for certainty and for good health, since after certainty no-one is given anything better than good health. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world. - Professor Hans Kung

Humour Without Malice

A bedouin joined the Imam for Fajar Salah. He had an appointment after the prayer but the Imam decided to recite Surah Baqarah (The Cow). As a result of the length of this Surah, the bedouin was delayed and missed his appointment. The next day he arrived early and joined the Imam again, who this time began to recite Surah Feel (The Elephant). As soon as the bedouin heard the word Feel (Elephant), completely angry, the bedouin broke his Salah and left the mosque immediately, shouting "Yesterday you read The Cow and took almost an hour to finish; today you are reciting The Elephant, you will probably finish at midnight."

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