Jasser Auda Cairo, November is a scholar and distinguished professor of Islamic law ,  in particular, the study of the higher purposes or maqasid of the Sharia. He lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries. He has also been lecturing in the Honours programme at the same institute based in Cape Town. He wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages.
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Sold by: Amazon. Skip to main content Jasser Auda. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. He lectured and trained on Islam, its law, spirituality and ethics in dozens of other universities and organizations around the world. He wrote 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which were translated to 25 languages. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.
Learn more at Author Central. Previous page. Kindle Edition. Next page. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Books By Jasser Auda. The ultimate yearning of the human soul is to return to its Lord in a state where He is pleased with His servant and the Servant is pleased with his Master. This book offers a unique insights to prepare you for the journey to God through the wisdom of the great spiritual master Ibn Ata'illah al-Iskandari as expounded in his masterpiece al-Hikam.
Current applications or rather, misapplications of Islamic law are reductionist rather than holistic, literal rather than moral, one-dimensional rather than multidimensional, binary rather than multi-valued, deconstructionist rather than reconstructionist, and causal rather than teleological. There is lack of consideration and functionality of the overall purposes and underlying principles of the Islamic law as a whole.
Thus, a maqasidi approach takes juridical issues to a higher philosophical ground, and hence, overcomes historical differences over politics between Islamic schools of law, and encourages a much-needed culture of conciliation and peaceful coexistence.
Moreover, the realization of purposes should be the core objective of all fundamental linguistic and rational methodologies of ijtihad, regardless of their various names and approaches. Other Formats: Paperback. In this paper Dr. For the Muslim world to focus on economic development only may in the short term result in relatively higher rates of growth but in the long-run will lead to a rise in inequities, family disintegration, juvenile delinquency, crime, and social unrest. More Information.
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