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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 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. He worried that taking a solitary ahad hadith in isolation from the body of shari’ah would end the quest for understanding in context. He historicizes Qur’anic verses the same way classical scholars have done through the concept of abrogation Naskh and occasions of revelation Asbab al-Nuzulbut takes the Maqasid al-Shari’ah welfare objectives of the Islamic law into account ashug a restriction on freedom of religion would violate the preservation of religion and intellect Hifz al-Din wa al-‘Aql.

Therefore, ashkr maqasid of the shari’ah must be engaged. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur was born in Tunis in to an affluent family and died in at age Ibn Ashur called for ijtihad in the strongest terms.


He wanted to see Muslims coming forth to practice ijtihad for the global community. He claimed that the discipline of usul al-fiqh had reached its limits and become over-burdened with methodological technicalities.

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur

Ashyr article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. Ibn Ashur intended his work to be relevant for the modern world. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

He thus turns the classical reading around, while still connecting the Prophetic history with the Qur’anic text in a more logical way. This article needs additional citations for verification. In fact, to stubbornly hold onto superficialities without understanding the intent is to “expose the in to being dismissed disdainfully.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The family had shown dedication to the pursuit of knowledge for generations. Ashuur called for a group of mujtahids from countries around the world, from different madhahib schoolsto address the needs of the community, as the basis for a renewal of civilisation.

Ibn Ashur : Treatise on Maqasid Al-Shariah

This article has multiple issues. This tells us that the law is based on reason. However, in Ibn ‘Ashur’s interpretation, 9: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He positioned himself as a bridge between the classical Islamic legal heritage and ashuf needs of a azhur world.


Ibn Ashur saw this literal-mindedness to be represented by the Zahiri position. His 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.

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Instead, legislative value should be sought from the totality of shari’ah. Views Read Edit View history. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

His references to the great works of law are respectful, but he does not hesitate to point out shortcomings. He was of Andalusian origin.

In contrast, the return of generations to Medina to ashru the meaning of a statement shows the importance of understanding context. He is best remembered for his Qur’anic exegesis, al-Tahrir wa’l-tanwir The Verification and Enlightenment.

His grandfather was especially renowned. Muslim scholars of the Maliki School.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Le Cheikh-el-islam Tahar Ben Achour”.