Islamic Legal Maxims: Overview

The Islamic legal maxims, or al-Qawa’id al-Fiqhiyah, are succinctly formulated rules that help jurists find the rulings of myriads of issues and cases.

They represent a landmark of the efforts exerted by Muslim scholars throughout history and a legacy still relevant and useful.

So, what are these maxims? How do they function and what are their applications? Are they relevant to the new questions posed by the rapid changes of our modern life?

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