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From al-Shāṭibī's legal hermeneutics to thematic exegesis of the Qurʾān

@article{ElMesawi2012FromAL,
  title={From al-Shāṭibī's legal hermeneutics to thematic exegesis of the Qurʾān},
  author={Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi},
  journal={Intellectual Discourse},
  year={2012},
  volume={20}
}
Writings on al-Shāṭibī have focused on his views on maṣlaḥah (utility) and Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah (objectives of the Sharīʿah). His approach to the interpretation of the Qurʾān (the main source of the Sharīʿah) and the implications of such an approach have only rarely been heeded. This study addresses this aspect of al-Shāṭibī’s work. It essentially asserts that in restructuring Islamic legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh) around the idea of Maqāṣid al-Sharīʿah, al-Shāṭibī brought jurists and Qurʾān… Expand
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