This book is one of the most recently released works on the Islamic law objectives (maqāṣid) discipline, which focuses on the relationship with frames of ideological, political, and legal reference. It therefore holds considerable weight, in terms of its importance vis-à-vis:
- The Islamic law objectives, which have witnessed more insightful treatment, rejuvenation, and appropriate application to real-life, following on from a phase marked by interest in theory and investigation. Hence, this book is a deeper study of the application of objectives within the flow of social and political life, and in the legal, constitutional, and international reference frames.
- The maqāṣid-based approach, in that the author avoided the traditional style of the Islamic law objectives discipline, in terms of presenting definitions, terminology, examples, and typical classifications, etc. Rather, the author infuses the entire study, its facets, contents, contexts, and results, with the spirit and core of the objectives discipline. This is proof of an original and deep treatment, with convincing and promising results, logical arguments, and sound approach in adopting the objectives-based reference, which in turn is grounded on the Islamic law reference, and connected to constitutional and international references.
- The linking of objectives to sciences, domains, and systems, including: constitutional science and law, spheres of national life and international relations, systems of state, and constitutional, political, and international institutions… This without doubt widens the concept of objectives, and grants them the capability of framing the sciences, domains, and systems, while strengthening the presence of Islamic law in the realities of people’s lives; thus, securing good for all. Moreover, it also allows us to overcome the narrow-minded view inflicted on religion, and the superficial perspective on the diverse types of human transactions; at the same time, reducing the space for ideological and juristic dispute.
This book is an impressive, novel addition, and a fine development in applying a holistic approach to stimulate and translate Islamic law objectives into people’s reality, and in the world of politics, national and international law, and international relations.