What is Shari’ah? (via Weblog of Dawud Walid)


Shari'ah is a spiritual path towards realizing basic objectives that the Creator wills for man. Dr. Tariq Ramadan defines shar'iah as "a path towards faithfulness."  Shari'ah is NOT a set codex of laws.  Its basic objectives (maqaasid) as defined by Ash-Shatibi are the protection of life, intellect, religious practice, property and posterity. Fiqh/jurisprudence is a vehicle on the path towards actualization (shari'ah).  There are different method … Read More

via Weblog of Dawud Walid

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