This key lecture proposes important approaches, renewal (tajdīd) initiatives, and serious reflections on the appropriate methodology of engaging with the objectives of the Noble Qurʾān.
In his submission, the lecturer argues that the need is quite pressing, and the time ripe, for establishing the jurisprudence (fiqh) of universal objectives (al-maqāṣid al-kulliyyah) of the Noble Qurān; one distinct from the prevailing piecemeal juristic treatment. He presents the reader with an essential introductory map labelled, “features of the integrated, universal methodological framework” with balanced dimensions, included within the concept of “the straight path” (al-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm). This map incorporates the majority of human actions, including: the space of establishing awareness of the objective of the existence of mankind and the universe, and the systems of universal laws organising the movement of human vicegerency on Earth, and the systems of subjugating universal laws of creation, as well as the systems of universal protection for civilisation. The lecturer emphasises that the study and extraction of the universal objectives of the Noble Qurʾān will lead us to identify the reality of this map, far from the emotional, and admonitory trend, on the one hand, and the piecemeal, introverted approach, that is steeped in contradiction.