Fiqh and Maqasid Al-Shari'ah
This course consists of two parts. The first part covers emergence and development of fiqh and examines the lives and thought of major scholars and their contributions. It further elaborates on the historical emergence of fiqhī schools (madhāhib), their geo-historical distribution, achievements and limitations of madhāhib-based fiqh, and ethics of disagreement. Special attention is given to methodologies of Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh). The second part examines contemporary developments in fiqh, by giving special attention to the discourses in maqāṣid al-Shari‘ah (higher objectives of Islamic law/morality) and their application in contemporary contexts.