A Reading in the Maqasid Methodology
An Analytical Study and Futuristic Insights
Keywords:The New Maqasid Methodology, Maqasid, Jasser Auda
AbstractThis 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.
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