fbpx
Shari’ah in Islam

The Shari’ah of Islam has retained many of the previous laws, while it has in the meantime abrogated or suspended others. For example, the law of retaliation (qisas) and some of the had  penalties which were prescribed in the Torah have also been prescribed in the Qur’an. Usul al-Fiqh, Dar […]

Shar’u man Qablana

Shar’u man Qablana refers to the laws of the people of earlier revelation – Ahl al-Kitab. According to Kamali: In a reference to the Torah, the Qur’an confirms its authority as a source of inspiration and guidance: “We revealed the Torah in which there is guidance (huda) and light; and […]

(‘Amal) did contribute most significantly towards “maximizing certainty”

While Medinan praxis (‘Amal) did contribute most significantly towards “maximizing certainty” in the assessment of authority and implications of legal proofs (adillah), there is no indication however, that Malik (or the Malikis) believed it to be conclusively authoritative, infallible, or universally binding. Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period, Brill, […]

(‘Amal) contribute most significantly towards “maximizing certainty”

While Medinan praxis (‘Amal) did contribute most significantly towards “maximizing certainty” in the assessment of authority and implications of legal proofs (adillah), there is no indication however, that Malik (or the Malikis) believed it to be conclusively authoritative, infallible, or universally binding. Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period, Brill, […]

Ibn Taimiyyah treatise on the Amal of Ahl al-Madinah

Ibn Taimiyyah noted in his treatise on the Amal of Ahl al-Madinah that, “During the time of the three excellent generations, there was no evident innovation in Madinah at all and no innovation issued from it at all regarding the basic premises of the deen, such as emerged from all […]