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Title Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Law : Islamic Discourse on Legal Change from the 4th/10th to 8th/14th Century
Published Brill 2010


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Contents Cover13; -- Contents -- List of Tables and Diagrams -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Emergence of Maslah803;a as a Legal Concept -- I. Mas803;lah803;a and Istis803;l257;h803; and their Relationship to Juristic Preference (Istih803;s257;n) -- II. Mas803;lah803;a and Istis803;l257;h803; in Legal Writings Prior to the 5th/11th Century -- 1. Ibn al-Muqaffa' -- 2. Muh803;ammad b. Ah803;mad al-Khw257;razm299; -- 3. Ab363; Bakr al-Jass803;257;803;s803; -- III. The Intellectual Background of the Discourse on Mas803;lah803;a in Legal Theory -- 1. Moral Knowledge: Revealed or Rational? -- 2. Two Models of the Ratio Legis -- IV. Ab363; l-H803;usayn al-Basr803;299; -- 1. The Epistemology of Mas803;lah803;a -- 2. The Ratio Legis as an Aspect (Wajh) of Mas803;lah803;a -- V. Im257;m al-H803;aramayn al-Juwayn299; -- 1. The All-Encompassing Religious Law -- 2. Considerations of Mas803;lah803;a in the Procedure of Legal Analogy -- 3. Five Categories of Rationes Legis and their Ability to Extend the Law -- Chapter Two: Integrating Masl803;ah803;a into Legal Analogy Qiy257;s -- I. Formal and Substantive Rationality in Incorporating Mas803;lah803;a into Legal Theory -- II. Ab363; H803;257;mid Muh803;ammad al-Ghaz257;l299; -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Purpose of the Shar299;'a -- 3. Verifying the Ratio Legis by its Suitability -- III. Fakhr al-D299;n al-R257;z299; -- 1. Defining Analogy (Qiy257;s) in Terms of Logic -- 2. Identifying the Ratio Legis of Rulings by Suitability -- 3. Is There Causality in God8217;s Law? -- 4. Including the Unattested Mas803;lah803;a into Analogy -- Chapter Three: Applying Masl803;ah803;a in Legal Precepts (Qaw257;'id) -- I. Shih257;b al-D299;n Ah803;mad b. Idr299;s al-Qar257;f299; -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Mas803;lah803;a as a Legal Precept -- 3. Mas803;lah803;a as Element of Legal Analogy -- Chapter Four: Using Substantive Legal Reasoning to Integrate Mas803;lah803;a into the Law -- I.A Shift in Epistemology -- II. Ibn Taymiyya -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Mas803;lah803;a in Law-Finding -- 3. The Unattested Mas803;lah803;a -- 4. The Intellect8217;s Ability to Know Good (H803;asan) and Bad (Qab299;h803;) -- III. Najm al-D299;n al-T803;363;f299; -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Had299;th 8220;l257; d803;arar wa-l257; d803;ir257;r8221; -- 3. Mas803;lah803;a as the Strongest Legal Indicant -- 4. Giving Priority to Mas803;lah803;a in the Law-Finding Process -- 5. The Relationship between Specification (Takhs803;299;s803;) and Legal License (Rukhs803;a) -- Chapter Five: A Comprehensive Theory of Masl803;ah803;a -- I. Ibr257;h298;m b. M363;s225; al-Sh257;t803;ib299; -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Epistemology of Mas803;lah803;a: Certainty and Universality -- 3. The Purposes of the Shar299;'a -- 4. How to Know God8217;s Intentions -- 5. The Law-Finding Process -- Conclusions -- References -- Index
Summary Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maá'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God
Subject Istiṣlāḥ (Islamic law)
Common good -- History
Public interest law -- History
Islamic law -- Interpretation and construction -- History
Common good
Islamic law -- Interpretation and construction
Istiṣlāḥ (Islamic law)
Public interest law
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282952625