This book is an attempt to simplify and introduce Usul al Fiqh to students of the social sciences and humanities who do not have the opportunity to study the details of the science considered to be the most important method of research produced by Islamic thought during its most creative period.
Usul al Fiqh is a science in which reason and revelation come together, where considered opinion is accompanied by received law. Yet, al Usuldoes not rely purely on reason in a way that would be unacceptable to revealed law, nor is it based simply on the kind of blind acceptance that would not be supported by reason. Hence, the science of Usul al Fiqh has been called the ‘Philosophy of Islam’ This book is an attempt to simplify Usul al Fiqh and introduce it to specialists in the social sciences and humanities who do not have the opportunity to study the details of the science considered to be the most important method of research produced by Muslim thought during its most creative period. The International Institute of Islamic Thought presents this work as the first in a new series of academic research to be made available to a wide readership of students, educated Muslims, and scholars of Islamic knowledge.
About the Author
Dr. Taha Jabir Alalwani received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic Law from Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He moved to the United States in 1984 and founded the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS) in Leesburg, VA. He was president of GSISS and occupied the Imam Al-Shafi’i Chair in Islamic Legal Theory.
Title: Usul Al-Fiqh Al-Islami: Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence
Author: Taha Jabir Alalwani
Publisher: Institute for Islamic Culture and Thought
Pub. Date: 2015/04/16