Q and A
IPSA-Cape Town 2019

This is from the Q and A of the 3rd lecture (out of 10, “Contemporary Islamic Law” graduate course). The question is: Can we approach the Quran without a pre-conceived philosophy? The answer is no, and compares the maqasidi approach that is influenced by the contemporary systems philosophy, and Imam Abu Hamed Al-Ghazali’s reading of the Logic of Syllogism into the Quran itself. Abu Hamed then called the Organon a “necessary tool” and a condition to have any level of confidence in any scholar.