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    Takyīf Fiqhī and its Application to Modern Contracts: A Case Study of the Central Provident Fund Nomination in Singapore
    with Mohammad Rizhan bin Leman
    Intellectual Discourse 26 (2): 807-827. 2018.
    The term takyīf fiqhī stands for one crucial concept in Islamic jurisprudence and refers to one of the important steps in the process of formulating fatwā. It basically revolves around the categorization of particular issues under the appropriate rules and precedents established in Islamic juristic thought. The present article attempts to examine the concept of takyīf fiqhī in a comprehensive manner in terms of its meaning, authority, types, importance, and governing criteria as can be gleaned f…Read more
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    The notion of thematic interpretation of the Qur’ān has attained a remarkable degree of conceptual and methodological clarity in the works of Muḥammad ‘Abd Allah Drāz, Muḥammad Maḥmūd Ḥijāzī, Muḥammad Bāqir al-Ṣadr and Fazlur Rahman. They provide cases that allow testing of methodological feasibility and intellectual fecundity of this approach to Qur’ānic exegesis. A common and important aspect of their works, as the textual analysis shows, is the attempt to search for a Qur’ānic conceptual fram…Read more
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    Islam and Terrorism: Beyond the Wisdom of the Secularist Paradigm
    with Tesnim Khriji
    Intellectual Discourse 14 (1). 2006.
    Since the end of the Cold War, the West has mounted a campaign against Islam as the essential source of terrorism and the Muslims as necessarily terrorists. However, the problems of violence and terror are not isolated issues but have epistemological and unspoken real causes. Violence is related to despotism, especially the despotism of hegemony. The US-led war on terrorism is not a simple struggle between good and evil. The hidden reasons behind it makes it difficult for the Muslims and others …Read more