This article, Islamic Law and Environmental Ethics: How Jurisprudence (al-fiqh) Mobilizes Practical Reform, has outlined, only very generally, how the jurisprudential tradition at once complicates the task of Islamic environmental ethics and intensiﬁes its practical eﬀectiveness.
Where some religious environmentalisms deploy traditional concepts according to the practical needs of cosmology, usul al-ﬁqh (jurisprudence) envisions an alternative practical strategy for Islamic environmental ethics. Jurisprudence governs religious adaptations according to guiding principles designed to conform practical reason to the ongoing discovery of divine will. This article shows how those principles can function as mechanisms for normative change, and reviews their diagnostic capacity for evaluating various uses of Islamic resources.
Title: Islamic Law and Environmental Ethics: How Jurisprudence (al-fiqh) Mobilizes Practical Reform
Author: Willis Jenkins
Published in: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology,2015
Length: 62 pages