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Palgrave Macmillan

Maqasid al-Shari'a and Contemporary Reformist Muslim Thought

An Examination

ISBN 9781137323859
Publication Date September 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

How exactly are the various proponents of contemporary Muslim reformist thought employing the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a for the purposes of their reformist agenda? Maqasid al-Shari'a and Contemporary Reformist Muslim Thought looks at the effectiveness of Maqasid al-Shari'a - as understood as both a classical legal hermeneutical construct developed by premodern Islamic legal theoreticians, and also in terms of contemporary re-conceptualisations - in meeting the challenges of Muslim reformist thought. This book at times critically examines the employment of the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a in relation to number of specific philosophical, legal, ethical, social, and political issues.

Adis Duderija is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Gender Studies department at the University Malaya, Malaysia. He is the author of Constructing a Religiously Ideal "Believer" and "Woman" in Islam: Neo-Traditional Salafi and Progressive Muslim Methods of Interpretation (Palgrave, 2011). He has published extensively on contemporary Muslim reformist thought, Islam and Gender, and Western Muslim identity in journals such as Faith and International Affairs, Hawwa, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, and Muslim Minority Affairs.

1. Islamic Law Reform and Maqāṣid al-sharīʿa in the Thought of Mohammad Hashim Kamali; Adis Duderija
2. Yusuf al-Qaradawiʿs Purposive Fiqh: Promoting or Demoting the Future Role of the ʿulamāʾ?; David Johnston
3. Doha - The Centre of Reformist Islam? Considering Radical Reform in the Qatar Context: Tariq Ramadan and the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE); David Warren
4. Maqāṣid al-Sharī'a in Contemporary Shī'ī Jurisprudence; Liakat Takim
5. Maqāṣid or Sharī'a? Secularism, Islamic Reform and Ethics in Modern Turkey; Aydogan Kars
6. Maṣlaḥa and Rāchid al-Ghannūshī's Reformist Project; Karim Sadek
7. On Reading Shāṭibī in Rabat and Tunis; Ebrahim Moosa
8. Maqāṣid al-sharīʿa, Gender Non-Patriarchal Qurʾān-Sunna Hermeneutics and the Reformation of Muslim Family Law; Adis Duderija
9. A Case Study of Patriarchy and Slavery: The Hermeneutical Importance of Qurʾānic Assumptions in the Development of a Values-Based and Purposive (Maqāṣid) Oriented Qurʾān-Sunna Hermeneutic; Adis Duderija

David Johnstone, University Of Pennsylvania, USA
Aydogan Kars, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University, USA
Abdullah Saeed, University Of Melbourne, Australia
Karim Sadek, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK
Liakat Takim, McMaster University, Canada
David Warren, University of Manchester, UK


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