Istihsan : The Doctrine of Juristic Preference in Islamic Law
By Saim Kayadibi
Paperback 347 Pages
ISBN : 9789675062476
Publisher : Islamic Book Trust (IBT), Malaysia.
About The Book
This work constitutes a critical analysis of classical and modern aspects of the concept of istihsan (juristic preference), an important principle in Islamic legal legislation throughout history. Although there has been many research works on the subject, it still requires further investigation on the role and nature of istihsan with regard to a combination of classical and modern approaches. Consisting of four chapters, the author begins by introducing some general principles of Islamic law, before discussing the history of istihsan during the time of the Prophet and his Companions. He also analyses the validity of istihsan as a source of law and discusses the differences among scholars on its method of implementation.
- The Sources of Islamic Law
- Development of Ijtihad by Ra'y
- Definition of Istihsan and Analysis
- Various types of Istihsan
About The Author
Dr Saim Kayadibi is senior lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Born in Turkey, he studied at Al-Azhar University and the University of Jordan, and obtained his Ph.D from Durham University, UK. He has published numerous books and articles and has taught Islamic law in Turkey and the UK. His other areas of interest include Islamic legal theory and jurisprudence, Muslim international law, human rights and democracy, Sufism, and philosophy of Rumi.
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