Sources of some legal maxims

These proofs and explanations have been the sources of some legal maxims such as: “The premise in all things is that of permissibility” (al-asl fi al-ashyah al-ibahah); “Certainty is not overruled by doubt” (al-yaqin la yazulu bi al-shakk); “The norm is that the status quo remains as it was before” (al-aslbaqahmakana ‘alamakana).

Abdul Wahab Khallaf, Masadir al-Tashri’ al-Islami Fi ma la Nass Fihi, Dar al-Qalam, Kuwait, 1414, 6th edition, p.152-15


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