Shaykh Muhammad al-Tahir Ibn Ashur is the most renowned Zaytuna Imam and one of the great Islamic scholars of the 20th century. Ibn ʿĀs̲h̲ūr. ( words)., patronymic of a family of Idrīsid descent and Moroccan origin which settled in Muslim, Spain. It is said that ʿĀs̲h̲ūr, fleeing from. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn ‘Ashur is the author of Ibn Ashur ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 1 review, published ) and Book-in-Brief ( avg rating, 0 rati.

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Ibn Ashur : Treatise on Maqasid Al-Shariah

He was a teacher at Zaytuna all his life. His strongest argument against it is that the literal occasions that the Zahiri hold onto are quite limited, but that people around the world encounter many more. He said, “Ijtihad is a collective duty fard al-kifayah on the community according to the measure of need in the community’s countries and situations. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Ibn Ashur called for ijtihad in the strongest terms. Because the shari’ah is universal, it must not be restricted to a single culture. He asuur verses 9: Retrieved from ” https: Ibn Ashur says that a weak hadith is open to error, and qiyas is open to error, but in addition, the weak hadith may be a lie and the consequence of using it would be worse than using qiyas.


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In contrast, the return of generations to Medina to assess the meaning of a statement shows the importance of understanding context. The family had shown dedication to the pursuit of knowledge for generations. Therefore, the maqasid of the shari’ah must be engaged. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is famous for rejecting Habib Bourguiba ‘s president of Tunisia request for a fatwa to justify abandoning the fast of the month of Ramadan because it harmed productivity.

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He wanted to see Muslims coming forth to practice ijtihad for the global community. Ibn Ashur believes that al-Shafi’i was misunderstood as accepting a solitary hadith over asyur larger context and that Ahmad ibn Hanbal was misrepresented as accepting a weak hadith over qiyas. He was a writer and author on the subject of reforming Islamic education and jurisprudence.

It was clear to him that the lack of ijtihad had grave consequences. Ibn Ashur saw this literal-mindedness to be represented by the Zahiri position.

Xshur work on the ultimate purposes of Shari’a represented an attempt to revive the maqasid theory of Shatibi and an effort to renew Islamic legal theory. Influenced by a visit to Tunisia by Muhammad Abduh, Ibn Ashur combined knowledge of the classics with a desire to revive Islamic civilization.

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He suggested that comments seemingly to the contrary from Imam al-Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal must be distortions of their work. His grandfather was especially renowned. Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour.

He positioned himself as a bridge asuur the classical Islamic legal heritage and the needs of a modern world. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur was born in Tunis in to an affluent family and died in at age Le Cheikh-el-islam Tahar Ben Achour”.

He worried that taking a solitary ahad hadith in isolation from the body of shari’ah would end the quest for understanding in context. His references to the great works of law are respectful, but he does not hesitate to point out shortcomings. He is best remembered for his Qur’anic exegesis, al-Tahrir wa’l-tanwir The Verification and Enlightenment.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He thus turns the classical reading around, while still connecting the Prophetic history with the Qur’anic text in a more logical way. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Views Read Edit View history.

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