Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:28

An Essay on harmonization of Shari'ah

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Islamic Law and SocietyIn this essay I propose a new methodology for the harmonization of Shari'ah, based mainly on my experience teaching and researching Islamic jurisprudence over the past two decades. This is a new area of research that requires further elaboration and development. Inasmuch as I seek to provide criteria and guidelines for further development, the proposed methodology, of necessity, is open to scrutiny and refinement. The essay is presented in two parts. In Part I, I examine the meaning of harmonization both as a concept and as a method that seeks to bring greater coordination and consonance between the Shari'ah and civil law. In Part II, I articulate a set of methodological guidelines to stimulate future contributions to the subject. The two sections are inter-related and both are concerned with articulating a methodology for the proposed area of research....Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

The article appears in Islamic Law and Society, Edited by David S. Powers (Cornell University) ISSN: 0928-9380 E-ISSN: 1568-5195

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali is founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

www.HashimKamali.com