University of Indonesia (in Arabic, with Bahasa Indonesia translation) – on the methodological problems in contemporary Islamic thought: Partialistic approaches (with examples from current approaches to Islamic economics), apologetic approaches (with examples on how modernist and post-modernist approaches are forced into the reading of the Quran and Sunnah without justification), and generalistic approaches (with examples on how the maqasid theories are sometimes mis-used to justify deviation from the Shariah itself). Then, an outline of a comprehensive integrative approach based on the Quran and Sunnah, via a renewed reading.
About The Author
Professor Auda is the Chairman of the Maqasid Institute, a global think tank based in London, UK, with educational and research projects in a dozen other countries. He is a Professor and Al-Shatibi Chair of Maqasid Studies at the International Peace College South Africa, and a Visiting Professor for the Study of Islam at Carleton University in Canada. He is a Founding and Board Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Member of the Executive Board of the Fiqh Council of North America, Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Fellow of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from University of Wales in the UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from University of Waterloo in Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Quran and studied Fiqh, Usul and Hadith in the halaqas of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.
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