Published: 2022-04-22


Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a

On May 2-5, 2021, as the world stood humbled by COVID-19—the smallest of God’s creation that has humbled the mightiest—over a dozen Muslim scholars spent a portion of the Blessed Days of Ramadan in a virtual AJIS symposium. The meeting, titled “Theory and Uses of Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a” was inaugurated by a keynote address by the senior contemporary Muslim jurist and leading commentator on the Maqāṣid discourse, Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali. That thoughtful presentation is being reproduced here as a fitting introduction to this collection of articles. In this brief introductory note, I provide a summary of the presentations in the symposium before turning the reader over to our learned jurist’s critical appraisal of where the maqāṣid discourse stands today.


Editorial Note

Ovamir Anjum
Abstract 115 | PDF Downloads 120 | DOI

Page 2-5

Keynote Address

History and Jurisprudence of the Maqāṣid

Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Abstract 167 | PDF Downloads 159 | DOI

Page 8-34


Book Reviews


Islam and Psychology

Sibel Nayman
Abstract 151 | PDF Downloads 104 | DOI

Page 188-194