Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:25

An Appraisal of the Malaysian Shari'ah Index

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Since the launch of the Malaysian Shari’ah Index on 10 of February 2015, debates and discussions have been taking place regarding its role to enhance good governance in the country. The index employs maqasid al-shari’ah (the higher objectives of Shari’ah) and seeks to quantify them as a parameter to measure the government’s performance in key sectors by placing the five essentials of preserving religion, life, intellect, progeny and wealth as points of reference. These five essentials will be evaluated against the eight different rubrics of governance encompassing Islamic law, politics, education, economy, health, culture, infrastructure development and environment, as well as social milieu. The index will be published by the early 2016 to portray the government’s performance in the previous year..................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)