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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.

Quotable Quotes

Let your first thought be to strengthen your natural vitality (Razi).

Humour Without Malice

A man went to Ibn 'Aqeel and said, "Whenever I plunge myself two to three times into a river to take a bath, I am not sure whether the water reached every part of my body, and am consequently unsure whether I have purified myself. What should I do?" He said "Do not pray." "Why do you say that?" Ibn 'Aqeel answered: "Allah's messenger [pbuh] said, 'The pen is lifted from three: from the child until he reaches adulthood, from the one who is sleeping until he wakes up, and from the insane man until he regains his senses.' And whoever plunges himself into a river once, twice and then three times, yet still feels that he has not taken a bath is insane."


The best of the people is the one who is of greatest benefit to them. - Hadith

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