Islamic Legal Maxims: Intentions and Actions

In this video, we learn about the first grand legal maxim:

Matters are judged by intentions

Sheikh Kutty discusses the source of this maxim and its significance. We also learn about the impact of intentions on different types of actions, transactions and contracts.

We see how one act can have different rulings and effects because of the underlying intention. Marriage for example, can be obligatory in some cases and prohibited in others depending on the intention behind it.

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Similarly, the intention can turn an act like prostration into a praised act of worship; it can also render it a condemned sin.

Join Sheik Kutty in this new episode of the Islamic Legal Maxims series.

About Sheikh Ahmad Kutty
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty is a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada