Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:20

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur

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Tahir_Ibn_AshurMuhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur was born in Tunis 1879 and died in 1973 at the age of 94. He came from a family of scholars, with his grandfather being especially renowned. When he entered Zaytuna, special care was made to provide him the best teachers. He was a teacher at Zaytuna all his life. His masterpiece is the Maqasid al-Sharī`ah al-Islamiyyah, the Intents, or Higher Goals of Islamic Law, published in 1946. He is famous for standing up for the right cause: when the President of Tunisia wanted a fatwa to justify abandoning the fast ........ [click here to download the full article in pdf ]