This work, being an exposition of the higher principles and purposes of the Shari'ah, is intended to address opposing Islamic political parties. The author analyzes instances of judicial disagreement between the early jurists, and clarifying that the disagreements or differences over the points of law and procedure between those jurists, never led them to lose sight of the higher purposes of the Shari'ah or their responsibilities
'Although this book may more appropriately be titled The Ethics of Disagreement between the Classical Jurists, it nonetheless serves as a useful introduction to the subject of disagreement in general. It also lays down for contemporary Muslims many commendable example of forebearance and understanding on the part of some of the greatest personalities and scholars in Muslim history. In this lies the utility of this book. And it is the revival of this spirit that allows contemporary Muslims to look forward to the future with hope.' Dr. Taha Jabir al `Alwani.
Taha Jabir al `Alwani
Prepared from the original Arabic by
Abdul Wahid Hamid
Pages: 158 Binding: Paperback
Published by The International Institute of Islamic Thought