Dr. Jasser Auda

Category: Books

Publications: “Re-envisioning Islamic Scholarship”, new book by Jasser Auda

In collaboration between Claritas Publishing House in the UK and Maqasid Institute comes Re-envisioning Islamic Scholarship is a pioneering and timely contribution that deserves wide readership. Jasser Auda masterfully focalises the Quran and Sunnah in a work that integrates scholarship across time and disciplines to demonstrate the connectivity of human thought and action within a purposeful universe of infinite possibilities. Through a five-step holistic methodology, he urges scholars and practitioners in all fields of knowledge and endeavour to seek revelational guidance by performing continuous cycles of reflection on the revelation that reveal this connectivity. Here, the maqasid or objectives of revelational...

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Reclaiming The Mosque

Women could lead men in prayers only in family settings and household prayer areas. This was Dr. Jasser’s conclusion in this section of “Reclaiming the Mosque”. It is not true that women can not lead men in prayers under any circumstances, as many scholars claimed. He quoted a number of notable scholars who disagreed based on the Hadith of Um Waraka, such as Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Abu Dawud, Al-Hakim , Ibn Taymiyyah, Al-San’ani, etc. The contradictory narrations that scholars cited are non-authentic and / or copied from the Jewish scripts rather than uttered by the Prophet (s) himself. “Men’s...

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How do we realise Maqasid Al-Shariah in the Shariah?

read This booklet explores how maqāṣid al-sharī˒ah (higher purposes and intents of the Islamic law) could contribute to the application of the sharī˒ah itself in today’s Muslim societies and to reaching appropriate juridical rules. The soundness of sharī˒ah’s application and related rules is subject to the degree of universality and flexibility of the Islamic rulings with changing circumstances, discussed from various viewpoints in this booklet. After a survey of the system of values that maqāṣid al-shariah represent, three methods are explored: (1) differentiating between scripts that are means (wasā˓il) to higher ends and scripts that are ends (ahdāf) in...

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