The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks

Jasser Auda

ABSTRACT
The concept of “civil state” can be a source of change and progress at  political, social and economic levels in the Muslim world  through a new perspective on Islamic jurisprudence based on the ‘Maqāsid Al-Sharī‘ah’, namely the aims, inner purpose  and scope of Islamic law. A perspective based on the ‘Maqāsid will be helpful in overcoming the stagnation of Islamic jurisprudence and some of its time-bound prescriptions and characteristics. This will open the way to the formulations of new theories and perspectives, thus enabling   to take the Muslim community to a better future, without renouncing its Islamic roots and identity. At the same time, the notions of Islamic roots and identity should be revised through an honest historical research which is focused not only on the dynamics of  power structures, but on the social, economic and cultural achievements,  as well setbacks, of the Muslim community.

Keywords
Civil State, ‘Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah’, Islamic History, Islamic Jurisprudence.
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Details
Primary LanguageEnglish
SubjectsIslamic Law
Journal SectionResearch Article
AuthorJasser Auda
Orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7531-8855
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ISNADAuda, Jasser. “The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks”. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1/1 (2021): 46-67.
APAAuda, J. (2021), The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1 (1), 46-67.
IEEEJ. Auda, “The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks”, International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization , vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 2021,pp. 46-67.
CHICAGOAuda, J. “The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks”. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1 (2021): 46-67.
VancouverAuda, J. The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization. 2021; 1 (1): 46-67.
AMAAuda, J. The Concept of Civil State in the Framework of Islamic Juridical Tradition: Introductory Remarks. IRJIC. 2021; 1 (1): 46-67.