Author: Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad
Publisher: International institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) (2003)
Pages: 176 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad (b. 1969) read law at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIMU) and obtained his first degree in the field (LL.B, Hons.) in 1992. The same year he furthered his studies at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and received his M.A. degree from the Institute four years later. The original title of his master’s thesis was “The Concept of the Consideration of Public Interest (al-Masalih al-Mursalah) in Islamic Jurisprudence: An Analysis of the Concept in the School of al-Shafi’i. Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad is at present a PhD. Candidate and a lecturer at ISTAC, IIUM, and is currently engaged in a doctoral dissertation on the “The Symbiosis between Usul al-Fiqh and Kalam.
This book deals with the concept of Consideration of Public Interest (al-Masalih al-Mursalah) in Islamic Jurisprudence as expounded in the works of Aub Husayn al-Barsi, Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and Fakhr al-Din al-Razi/ Particular attention is given to al-Ghazali since he appears to be the earliest Shafi’I jurist who discusses al-Masalih al-Mursalah systematically.