Brill's Arab and Islamic laws series ; 9. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN ; 9789004303904.
Using contemporary illustrations, Legal Maxims in Islamic Criminal Law delves into the theoretical and practical studies of al-Qawaid al-Fiqhiyyah in Islamic legal theory. It elucidates the importance of this concept in the application of Islamic law and demonstrates how the concept relates to the objectives of Islamic law ( maqāṣid al-Sharī'ah ), generally. Included in this examination are the following maxims: al-Umūr bi-Maqāṣidihā (\'Matters shall be Judged by their Objectives\'); al-Yaqīn lā Yazūl bi-sh-Shakk (\'Certainty Cannot be Overruled by Doubt\'); al-Mashaqqa Tajlib at-Taysīr (\'Hardship begets Facility\'); Lā Ḍarar wa-lā Ḍirār (\'No Injury or Harm shall be Inflicted or Reciprocated\'); and al-ʿĀda Muḥakkama (\'Custom is Authoritative\').
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-229) and index.
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Preliminary Material 1 Introduction 2 Islamic Legal Maxims (al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyya): Historical Development, Concepts and Content 3 Legal Maxim of Intention and Action: "Matters Shall Be Judged by Their Objectives" (al-Umūr bi-Maqāṣidihā) 4 Legal Maxim regarding Certainty and Doubt: "Certainty Cannot Be Overruled by Doubt" (al-Yaqīn lā Yazūl bi-sh-Shakk) 5 Legal Maxim regarding Hardship and Facility: "Hardship Begets Facility" (al-Mashaqqa Tajlib at-Taysīr) 6 Legal Maxim regarding Elimination of Harm: "No Injury/Harm Shall Be Inflicted or Reciprocated" (Lā Ḍarar wa-lā Ḍirār) 7 Legal Maxim of Custom: "Custom is Authoritative" (al-ʿĀda Muḥakkama) 8 Conclusion Glossary of Arabic Terms List of Maxims Bibliography Index.
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Print version: Legal Maxims in Islamic Criminal Law: Theory and Applications Leiden, Boston : Brill | Nijhoff, 2015,