Friday, 30 May 2014

A Workshop On Maqasid Al-Shariah : Youth & Civil Society Issues and Challenges

by Dr. Jasser Auda, Professor at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

-Maqasid shari'ah is dynamic, can be applied to many issues not only about the society, but also in terms of environment

-Maqasid shari'ah is not just a philosophy of islamic law

-3 ideas on constructing a youth civil organisation related to maqasid shari'ah
+ Setting objectives of civil works (must follow the maqasid: faith, life, mind, honour/dignity,wealth)
+ Priorities the objectives whether it is dharuriyat (compulsory), haajiat (the needs/consumption) or tahsiniyat (luxuries) in order to spend money, effort & time
+ seeking common ground between muslim & the society (non-muslim, muslim, etc) not in a faith matter, but more into social life matter like human rights, justice, mercy, wisdom.