Shatibi's Philosophy Of Islamic Law
Is islamic law immutable or is it adaptable to the extent that the change and modernization sought can be pursued under its own aegies?
Is islamic law immutable or is it adaptable to the extent that the change and modernization sought can be pursued under its own aegies? Abu Ishaq al Shatibi sought an answer to such an answer to such a challenge in the principle of Maslaha. The concept is of the fundamental significance to the proponents of the adaptability view. They argue that islamic law aims at the maslaha (good human) of man, hence, logically it should welcome any social change that serves this purpose. Into this admittedly difficult arena that is full of conflicting views enters Dr masud to lead us step by step in a fascinating way to what he considers the true import of Shatibi's views concerning Jurisprudence or usul ul fiqh. From all indications, this book, should be considered the definitive work on shatibi and his legal philosophy.