The Ethics of Disagreement In Islam
By Taha Jabir Al Alwani
Prepared from the original Arabic By Abdul Wahid Hamid
Paperback 158 Pages
ISBN : 9781565643598
Publisher : The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
English Translation of Adab al Ikhtilaf Fil Al Islam
About The Book
This work, being an exposition of the higher principles and purposes of the Shari'ah, is intended to address opposing Islamic political parties. The author analyzes instances of judicial disagreement between the early jurists, and clarifying that the disagreements or differences over the points of law and procedure between those jurists, never led them to lose sight of the higher purposes of the Shari'ah or their responsibilities
'Although this book may more appropriately be titled The Ethics of Disagreement between the Classical Jurists, it nonetheless serves as a useful introduction to the subject of disagreement in general. It also lays down for contemporary Muslims many commendable example of forbearance and understanding on the part of some of the greatest personalities and scholars in Muslim history. In this lies the utility of this book. And it is the revival of this spirit that allows contemporary Muslims to look forward to the future with hope.' - Dr. Taha Jabir al Alwani
Table of Index
- Note on Arabic Terms
- Introduction to the English Edition
- Chapter One: The Malaise of Discord
- Chapter Two: The Spectrum of Disagreement
- Chapter Three: The Historical Context (1)
- Chapter Four: The Historical Context (2)
- Chapter Five: The Historical Context (3)
- Chapter Six: Juristic Perspectives
- Chapter Seven: Reasons for Differences
- Chapter Eight: Knowledge and Refinement
- Chapter Nine: After the Illustrious Age
- Chapter Ten: The Way Forward
About The Author
Dr. Taha Jabir al Alwani was born in Iraq 1354/1935. He received his primary and secondary education in his native land and then graduated with an Honors Degree from the College of Shari`ah and Law at al Azhar University in Cairo in 1378/1959. From the same university, he was awarded his Master's degree in 1388/1968 and a doctorate in usool al fiqh in 1392/1973.
For ten years (from 1395/1975 to 1405/1985( Dr. al Alwani was a professor of fiqh and usul al fiqh at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University in Riyadh.
Dr. al Alwani participated in the founding of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in the USA in 1401/1981 and is now the Institute's president and a member of its Board of Trustees. Dr. al Alwani is:
A founder-member of the Council of the Muslim World League in Makkah.
A member of the OIC Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah since 1407/1987.
The president of the Fiqh Council of North America since 1408/1988.
About The Publisher
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a private, non-profit, academic and cultural institution, concerned with general issues of Islamic thought. The Institute was established in the United States of America in 1981 (1401 AH). It is independent of local politics, party orientations and ideological biases.
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