Al Budur Al Bazighah
By Shah Waliyullah
In this work Shah Wali Allah has discussed
many philosophical themes. He does not take philosophy as probing into the
subtleties of speculation in which philosophers are interested, or knowing the
reality of the disclosures made by the mystics in an intuitive state of mind.
The study of Philosophy, according to him, is useful because it guides man in
his search for wisdom, pursuit of knowledge and study of natural sciences.
The Early Development of Islamic Jurisprudence
The Doctrine of Ijma
Ijma‘ (consensus) is one of the four basic principles of Islamic Jurisprudence. It has played a vital social and cultural role in the integration of the Muslim community and in the formation of institutions. Besides its legal and cultural manifestations, this doctrine occupies a fundamental position in the development of Islamic thought itself. The author has critically studied the doctrine to provide a deep understanding and clear analysis of a difficult problem
Al-Fauz Al-Kabir Fi Usul Al-Tafsir
One of Shah Waliyullaha's important works,
Originally written in Persian.
SHAH WALIYULLAH (1702-1763) was among the later scholars who carried the traditions of Al-Ghazzali and Imam Shatibi in combining the essential of Shari'ah, its understanding, development and interpretation to the issues and problems of life. He like Al-Ghazzali took deep stock of Akhira as the explaining point of the relationship between worldly existence and the Hereafter in a meaningful way.
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