Re-envisioning Islamic Scholarship is a pioneering and timely contribution that deserves a wide readership. Jasser Auda masterfully focalises the Quran and Sunnah in a work that integrates scholarship across time and disciplines to demonstrate the connectivity of human thought and action within a purposeful universe of infinite possibilities.
Through a five-step holistic methodology, he urges scholars and practitioners in all fields of knowledge and endeavour to seek revelational guidance by performing continuous cycles of reflection on the revelation that reveal this connectivity.
Here, the maqasid or objectives of revelational guidance manifest through a process of emergence that is premised on deep understandings of the concepts, objectives, values, commands, universal laws, groups and proofs that implicitly or explicitly shape our understandings and help re-envision research agendas, educational institutes and organisational strategies.
In a world that has become accustomed to individualism, inequality, fragmentation and loss of meaning this book is a paradigm shift, a beacon of light and a very welcome guide to a better future for humanity.
About the author
Professor Jasser Auda is the President of Maqasid Institute Global, a think tank based in the USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, and has educational and research programs in a number of countries. He is a member of the Fiqh Council of North America and the European Council for Fatwa, and a fellow at the Fiqh Academy of India. He has a PhD in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a PhD in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorised the Quran and studied at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He worked previously as a professor at the universities of Waterloo, Carleton, and Ryerson in Canada; Alexandria in Egypt; International Peace in South Africa; Islamic University in Sanjaq, Qatar; the Faculty of Islamic Studies, the American University of Sharjah in the UAE; and the University of Bahrain. He lectured on Islam and its law in dozens of countries and authored 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which have been translated into 25 languages.
Publisher: Claritas Books
Dimensions: 15 x 23 x 2cm