Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

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This third edition of the best-selling title Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence has been completely revised and substantially enlarged. In this work, Prof Kamali offers us the first detailed presentation available in English of the theory of Muslim law(usul al-fiqh). Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic Jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah—the precedent of the Prophet. Written as a university textbook, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is distinguished by its clarity and readability; it is an essential reference work not only for students of Islamic law, but also for anyone with an interest in Muslim society or in issues of comparative Jurisprudence.

Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Professor of Law at the International Islamic University Malaysia where he has been teaching Islamic law and jurisprudence since 1985. Among his other works published by The Islamic Texts Society are: Islamic Commercial LawFreedom of Expression in IslamThe Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective, and Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam.

‘The best thing of its kind I have ever seen. Exactly the kind of thing I have wanted for years to put into the hands of students.’ Professor Charles Adams (McGill University)’

'This book is a valuable addition to existing Islamic jurisprudential literature in English ... remarkably successful.’ The Muslim World Book Review

 

Table of Contents

1.

Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh

2.

The First Source of Shari’ah: The Qur’an

3.

The Sunnah

4.

Rules of Interpretation I: Deducing the Law from its Sources

5.

Rules of Interpretation II: al-Dalalat (Textual Implications)

6.

Commands and Prohibitions

7.

Naskh (Abrogation)

8.

Ijma’ (Consensus of Opinion)

9.

Qiyas (Analogical Deduction)

10.

Revealed Laws Preceding the Shari’ah of Islam

11.

The Fatwa of a Companion

12.

Istihsan (Equity in Islamic Law)

13.

Maslahah Mursalah (Considerations of Public Interest)

14.

Urf (Custom)

15.

Istishab (Presumption of Continuity)

16.

Sadd al-Dhara’i’ (Blocking the Means)

17.

Hukm Shar’i (Law or Value of Shari’ah)

18.

Conflict of Evidences

19.

Ijtihad (Personal Reasoning)

20.

A New Scheme for Usul al-Fiqh

 

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 546