Author: Deina Abdelkader
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Pages: 216 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Western theoretical approaches of modernization, development, social progress and interaction have failed to understand the dynamics of the Islamic revival. The author, in this book, argues that question of social justice are indelibly tied to the phenomenon of contemporary Islamic resurgence as the quest for social justice is in fact motivated by the SHARIAH. Hence an integral part of Islamic life and weltan-shauung.
Using the two sources of MAQASID and MASLAHAH, and through the examination of the dialectical link between FIQH and reality, the author shows their indispensability as important methodological tools for the study of the social science and, indeed, of social phenomena.
“The author conclusions not only support the assertions of those who say that Islamic jurisprudence has methodologies and tools that can be used successfully for the study of social phenomena throughout the Muslim world; they also form the nucleus of an Islamic methodology that can be further developed to enable it to bring about the progress, which the social sciences are still striving to achieve.”