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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

He grants Wisdom to whom He pleases, and whomever is granted Wisdom is indeed granted abundant good. Yet none take heed save those with heart-understanding. (Q 2: 269)

Quotable Quotes

The Prophet (pbuh) said: "Three self-destructive diseases are: niggardliness which is obeyed, vain desires which are being followed and a man's conceit with his views." (Reported by al-Tabrani)

Humour Without Malice

Here is the story of an Imam who got up after Friday prayers and announced to the people: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building programme. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets".

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