Thursday, June 26, 2008

Interested seekers should consider reading a noteworthy post, Framing The Maqasid ash Shar’iah Debate: A Call To Prepare For The Liberal Onslaught, by Abu l-Hussein on Shaykh Suhaib Webb's blog. As the title suggests, the essay addresses the tendency among liberal, modernist and post-modernist Muslim intellectuals to co-opt the traditional Islamic concept of the "Aims of the Sacred Law" (maqasid al-shari`a) in order to lend authenticity to their various theological, ethical, political, social and strategic agendas.

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