A Reading in the Maqasid Methodology

An Analytical Study and Futuristic Insights


  • Mo’taz Al-Thaher International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia




The New Maqasid Methodology, Maqasid, Jasser Auda


This review of the Maqasid methodology book attempts to understand the main foundations on which the methodology is based on, the cognitive tools it uses, the important challenges it fails to address and how it differs from other contemporary methodologies or modern interpretations of Maqasid. Also, the review attempts to provide a forward-looking view of the most important steps the methodology should adopt, how it can balance the question of heritage evaluation and renewal, how it analyses, critiques, agrees or disagrees with the differ issues of Maqasid, how it's practiced in reality, how it intertwines with modern-day issues, and whether it could provide radical solutions, and open new horizons in Maqasid thinking. The Maqasid methodology is a unique addition to the current Maqasid studies, as it opens a new horizon in Maqasid thinking while being mindful of the weaknesses and strengths of traditional and contemporary Maqasid studies and the gaps in modern/ current reviews. Building the methodology depended on logical networking and communicative formats through the seven elements of complex visualization. The researcher believes that the methodology is worthy of further investigation by those interested in this field. Despite the value the methodology adds, more research is needed at levels of rooting and theorizing; it also needs to prove its ability to forge solutions for contemporary issues. This study attempted to review and analyse the Maqasid methodology to offer some suggestions with the aim to develop it further.

Author Biography

Mo’taz Al-Thaher, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Motaz is the manager of the "Maqasid Scholars Fellowship Program" and a Research Fellow at the Maqasid Institute. He is a Philosophy of Religions and Maqasid Researcher. Motaz now is a Visiting Research Scholar in Baylor University in Texas. Motaz Has BA and MA degree in Islamic Studies from World Islamic Sciences and Education University in Jordan and he’s currently pursuing his Ph.D. in International Islamic University of Malaysia in Maqasid AlShariah. Mr. Motaz has a diverse experience, in addition to philosophy and theology, he is a certified professional mechanical engineer and an entrepreneur with 10 years experience in the field of production, contracting, and construction. He cofounded SOLVillion, which is a startup, specialized in water solutions in Jordan and A Business Development Manager for Fatabyyano Platform for fighting fake news in MENA Region. Motaz has been a volunteer with Arab Innovation Network Since 2018 and worked in Jordan, Turkey, and China. He is also interested in education, managing educational projects, and sustainable development.


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How to Cite

Al-Thaher م. (2021). A Reading in the Maqasid Methodology: An Analytical Study and Futuristic Insights. Journal of Contemporary Maqasid Studies, 1(1), 123–134. https://doi.org/10.52100/jcms.v1i1.47