(Bibliography for Maqāsid al Shari’ah)
Up until the present day, no, comprehensive bibliography had been available in the field of maqāsid al-sharīah (the objectives of Islamic law). In addition to the many other books that the Centre has published so far, the most important to date is the Bibliography for Maqāsid al-Sharīah; Monographs, Theses and Articles, published in 9 volumes, providing references and abstracts of about 3,300 titles.
This Bibliography prepared by Dr Mohammed Kamal Imam, concentrates on new research on the theories of priorities, utility, consequences and universal principles of Islamic law. It constitutes a comprehensive guide to the subject throughout history and across geographical boundaries, as the guide spans different regions and languages, attempting to account for what was written on the subject in different languages.
In scholastic terms, the guide embraces all known schools, institutes and developments in Islamic law, from Sunnī to Shī‘i, from Al-Az’har to Al-Zaytunah. Source material includes books, manuscripts, theses, conferences proceedings and refereed articles.
Each item in the volumes is presented in the form of a standard bibliographical entry, followed by a summary of its main chapters, sections and features.