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'The Doctrine of Juristic Preference in Islamic Law,'
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 383 pages,
by Dr. Saim Kayadibi.
Published by Islamic Books Trust.

Description :

This work constitutes a critical analysis of classical and modern aspects of the concept of istihsan (juristic preference), an important principle in Islamic legal legislation throughout history. Although there has been many research works on the subject, it still requires further investigation on the role and nature of istihsan with regard to a combination of classical and modern approaches.

Consisting of four chapters, the author begins by introducing some general principles of Islamic law, before discussing the history of istihsan during the time of the Prophet, ﷺ, and his Companions. He also analyses the validity of istihsan as a source of law and discusses the differences among scholars on its method of implementation.

About the Author :

Associate Professor Dr. Saim Kayadibi, PhD, is currently Deputy Director, of International Affairs Division (IAD); Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM); holds an International Position as Chairman of European Union Halal Standards Committee; is Research Associate in the Centre for Islam and Social Sciences (SISS); and Research Associate in International Institute of Islamic Law, Management and Finance (ILMF) in Australia.

Dr. Saim was born in Turkey, studied at al-Azhar University, the University of Jordan, and obtained his MPhill and Ph.D. from Durham University, United Kingdom. He has published numerous books and articles and has taught Islamic Law in Turkey and the UK. His other areas of interest include Islamic legal theory and jurisprudence, Muslim International Law, Human Rights, and democracy, Sufism and the philosophy of Mawlana Rumi.

Table of Contents :

------The Objective of the Research,
------The Importance of the Research,
------Method and Sources,

---Chapter [1]. The Sources of Islamic law,
------Definition of some juristic terms,
---------Usul al-Fiqh,
---------Unanimously accepted sources,
---------Controversial sources,
------Unanimous sources of Islamic law,
------The Qur'an,
---------Definition of the Qur'an,
---------The Qur'an in ilm al-Usul al-Fiqh,
---------Characteristics of the Qur'an,
------The Sunna,
---------The Muhaddithin (narrators),
---------'Ulama' of Fiqh,
---------'Ulama' of 'Usul al-Fiqh,
------Ijma (Concensus),
---------Definition of ijma,
---------Technical definition,
---------Types of ijma,
---------Arkan (essential requirements) of ijma,
------Qiyas (analogical deduction),
---------Definition of qiyas,
---------Arkan of qiyas,
---------Variety of qiyas,
---------Various views over qiyas,
------Controversial sources of Islamic Law,
------Definition of Istihsan,
---------Status of Istihsan as a source of Islamic law,
---------Types of Istihsan (presumption of continuity),
------Maslahah Mursalah (public interest) or al-Istislah,
---------Definition of Maslahah,
---------Types of Maslahah,
---------Daruriyyat (essentials),
---------Shurut (conditions) of Maslahah Mursalah,
------'Urf (customary law),
---------Definition of 'Urf,
---------Types of 'Urf,
---------Conditions for the validity of 'Urf,
------Sadd al-Dhara'i (blocking the means),
---------Definition of Sadd al-Dhara'i,
---------Types of Dhara'i (means),
------Qawl Sahabi (the saying of the Companion of the Prophet, ﷺ,)
---------Definition of the term,
------Shar' man Qabalana (revealed laws preceding to the shari'ah),
------Istiqra' (induction),
---Chapter [2]. Development of Ijtihād by Ra'y,
---------Concept of ra'y (opinion),
---------Historical perspective of ra'y,
---------Ra'y in terms of a judicial meaning,
---------Types of ra'y (juristic opinion),
------Concept of Ijtihad,
---------Exigency of Ijtihad (performing personal judgement),
---------Definition of Ijtihad,
------Validity of Ijtihad,
--------Types of Ijtihad,
--------Conditions of Ijtihad,
--------Status of the gate of Ijtihad,
------Implementations of Ijtihad at the time of the Prophet, ﷺ,
--------The practices of Ijtihad in terms of Istihsān,
--------Ijtihad at the time of the Companions,
--------Concept of ra'y at the time of the Companions,
--------Analogy at the time of the Companions,
--------Istihsan among the Companions,
--------Ijtihad at the time of the Successors and after,

---Chapter [3]. Definition of Istihsān and Analysis,
------Istihsān - A historical perspective,
------Viewpoint of Istihsān amongst the scholars,
------Istihsan -according to the Hanafi school,
--------The view of Abu'l Hasan al-Karkhi [d.340h],
--------The view of Al-Jassas [d.370h],
--------The view of Al-Bazdawi [d.482h],
--------The view of Al-Sarakhsi [d.483h],
--------The view of Al-Nasafi [d.710h],
--------The view of Ibn Humam [d.861h],
------The view of Istihsan among the Shafi'i jurists,
--------The view of Al-Shirazi [d.476h],
--------The view of Al-Ghazali [d.505h],
--------The view of Al-Amidi [d.631h],
------The view of Istihsan according to the Maliki school,
--------The view of Abu al-Walid al-Baji [d.474h],
--------The view of Ibn al-Arabi [d.543h],
--------The view of Ibn Rushd [d.595h],
--------The view of Ibn al-Abyari [d.618h],
--------The view of al-Shatibi [d.790h],
------The view of Istihsan among the Hanbali school,
------The view of Istihsan amongst the Shi'ah,
------The view of Istihsan amongst the Mu'tazilah,
------Further evidences of the validity of Istihsān,
--------Reason for disagreements over the validity of Istihsān,
--------The 'Ulama' who recognise Istihsān,
--------Denial of the validity of Istihsān,
--------The 'Ulama' who reject Istihsān,
------Application of Istihsān in the early Hanafi school,
--------Imam Abu Hanifah and the concept of Istihsān,
--------Zufar [d.158h] and the concept of Istihsān,
--------Abu Yusuf [d.182h] and the concept of Istihsān,
--------Al-Shaybani [d.189h] and the concept of Istihsān,

---Chapter [4]. Various Types of Istihsān,
------Istihsān in the sense of departing from one ruling,
--------Departing from nass to a specific ruling,
--------The 'am (general),
--------The khass (specific),
--------Takhsis (particularisation),
--------Departing from the general rule of the existing law to an exceptional law,
------Istihsān based on sanad in terms of the departure,
--------Istihsan based on athar,
--------Istihsan based on the Qur'an,
--------Istihsan based on the Sunnah,
--------Istihsan based on necessity (darurah) & the avoidance of hardship (raf' al-haraj),
---------Ihtiyaj (need),
---------Darar (harm),
---------Raf' al-haraj (avoiding hardship),
---------Mashaqqah (hardship),
---------The conditions of darurah (necessity),
---------Examples of Istihsan based on necessity (darurah),
---------Istihsan based on benefit or public good (maslahah),
---------Istihsan based on custom ('urf),
---------Conditions of validity of 'urf,
---------Opposition of 'urf to a specific nass,
---------Opposition of 'urf to a general nass,
---------Istihsan based on the opposition of 'urf to Qiyas,

---Final Conclusion,


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