Maqasid al-Shari’ah, Ijtihad and Civilisational Renewal

Maqasid al-Shari’ah, Ijtihad and Civilisational Renewal

The paper develops the idea of a maqasid-based framework for ijtihad and civilisational renewal (tajdid hadari), a broad and engaging prospect that also involves a review and reappraisal of the methodology of Islamic jurisprudence relating to both the maqasid and ijtihad. The author argues that this would enable Muslims to widen the scope and horizon […]

The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shari’ah and the Halal Industry

The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shari’ah and the Halal Industry

On September 23, 2013 the International Institute of Islamic Thought (UK) and The Cordoba Foundation jointly organized a lecture and book launch by renowned scholar and specialist in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Prof. M. Hashim Kamali. The event was hosted at the Initiative of Change (IOFC), UK. The subject of halal and haram, notably meat, […]