Ifta and fatwa in the Muslim world and the West / edited by Zulfiqar Ali Shah. [print]

Contributor(s): Shah, Zulfiqar Ali [editor] | International Institute of Islamic Thought [, , ]Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : The International Institute of Islamic Thought, [(c)2014Description: ix, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781565644830; 1565644832Other title: Ifta & fatwa in the Muslim world and the West [Cover title]Subject(s): Fatwas -- Congresses | Islamic law -- History -- Congresses | Culture and law -- CongressesLOC classification: KBP491.I383 2014KBP491.S525.I383 2014COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Textual challenges to the death penalty for apostasy in Islam and the question of freedom of religion Abdullah Saeed Shuratic Ifta : the challenges of fatwa collectivation Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad Minority fiqh ad deliberative ijthad : legal theory and practice Abdessad Belhaj Ordering religion, organizing politics : the regulation of the fatwa in contemporary Islam Alexandre Caeiro Fatwa in the era of globalization Moustafa Kassem Al-Qushayri's fatwa and his risalah : their relevance to intra-Islamic dialog today Kenneth L. Honerkamp The guardians of Islamic marriage contract and the search for agency in twelver shia jurisprudence Vinay Khetia Islam, healthcare, and spirituality Abdulaziz Sachedina.
Summary: "During the formative classical period of Islamic jurisprudence, well-known scholars possessed not only the intellectual skills required for analytic reasoning, but also a broad general knowledge of the fields relevant to the cultural contexts in which they issued their edicts. A viable fatwa requires knowledge of the Shariah as well as local customs, cultural realities, individual and communal implications, and related matters. The original juristic tradition was formulated and fixed during the first three Islamic centuries, a time of widespread sociopolitical turmoil. Of course, the jurists legal outlooks and thinking processes could not have escaped this reality. While Muslims of the prophetic and rashidun periods adhered closely to the authentic texts due to their sincerity, piety, prophetic training, and proximity to the revelation, the changing environment in which their descendants functioned gradually started to impact how the authentic texts were understood, interpreted, paraphrased, and implemented. Both the Muslim and the non-Muslim worlds have drastically changed since that time. The new geopolitical and scientific realities of our rapidly changing world demand a fresh look at some aspects of the established juristic tradition. The way forward involves a systematic fresh look at and reevaluation of the old fatwas, as well as the issuance of new ones with a maq sid outlook that can deal successfully with today s ever-changing global realities. In this edited volume, papers on fatwa and ifta point to an approach that is both rooted in the Islamic legacy and committed to meeting the challenges of the modern world."
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IIIT's Summer Institute for Scholars held its seminar on 'Ifta and fatwa in the Muslim world and the West: the challenges of authority, legitimac, and relevance' on July 11-20, 2011 at its headquartrs in Herndon, Virginia--page 1.

Includes bibliographical references.

Textual challenges to the death penalty for apostasy in Islam and the question of freedom of religion Abdullah Saeed Shuratic Ifta : the challenges of fatwa collectivation Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad Minority fiqh ad deliberative ijthad : legal theory and practice Abdessad Belhaj Ordering religion, organizing politics : the regulation of the fatwa in contemporary Islam Alexandre Caeiro Fatwa in the era of globalization Moustafa Kassem Al-Qushayri's fatwa and his risalah : their relevance to intra-Islamic dialog today Kenneth L. Honerkamp The guardians of Islamic marriage contract and the search for agency in twelver shia jurisprudence Vinay Khetia Islam, healthcare, and spirituality Abdulaziz Sachedina.

"During the formative classical period of Islamic jurisprudence, well-known scholars possessed not only the intellectual skills required for analytic reasoning, but also a broad general knowledge of the fields relevant to the cultural contexts in which they issued their edicts. A viable fatwa requires knowledge of the Shariah as well as local customs, cultural realities, individual and communal implications, and related matters. The original juristic tradition was formulated and fixed during the first three Islamic centuries, a time of widespread sociopolitical turmoil. Of course, the jurists legal outlooks and thinking processes could not have escaped this reality. While Muslims of the prophetic and rashidun periods adhered closely to the authentic texts due to their sincerity, piety, prophetic training, and proximity to the revelation, the changing environment in which their descendants functioned gradually started to impact how the authentic texts were understood, interpreted, paraphrased, and implemented. Both the Muslim and the non-Muslim worlds have drastically changed since that time. The new geopolitical and scientific realities of our rapidly changing world demand a fresh look at some aspects of the established juristic tradition. The way forward involves a systematic fresh look at and reevaluation of the old fatwas, as well as the issuance of new ones with a maq sid outlook that can deal successfully with today s ever-changing global realities. In this edited volume, papers on fatwa and ifta point to an approach that is both rooted in the Islamic legacy and committed to meeting the challenges of the modern world." Back cover.

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