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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Because the shari’ah is universal, it must not be restricted to a single culture.

For example, the mandate of keeping raisin juice in certain kinds of containers comes from the fact that in the heat of the Hijaz the juice would ashuur ferment. This article needs additional citations for verification. In cold climates, that would not apply. Views Read Edit View history.

He wanted to see Muslims coming forth to practice ijtihad for qshur global community. In contrast, the return of generations to Medina to assess the meaning of a statement shows the importance of understanding context.

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. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat However, its intent is universal and so must be intelligible everywhere.

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Ibn Ashur questioned the juridical weight of an isolated hadith in determining legislation. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Instead, legislative value should be sought from the totality of shari’ah. Muslim scholars of the Maliki School. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Ibn Ashur called for ijtihad in the strongest terms. Further, while written words are less subject to distortion, the spoken word is actually more likely to convey the speaker’s intent. 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. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Ibn Ashur intended his work to be relevant for the modern world. 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 where a restriction on freedom of religion would violate the preservation of religion and intellect Hifz al-Din wa al-‘Aql.

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Ibn Ashur : Treatise on Maqasid Al-Shariah

His grandfather was especially renowned. He was of Andalusian origin.

He was a teacher at Zaytuna all his life. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur

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


June Learn how and when to remove this template message. He claimed that the discipline of usul al-fiqh had reached its limits and become over-burdened ashu methodological technicalities.

Responding to modern challenges to Islamic traditions, Ibn Ashur called for substantive reforms in Islamic education. He is best remembered for his Qur’anic exegesis, al-Tahrir wa’l-tanwir The Verification and Enlightenment. Influenced by a visit to Tunisia by Muhammad Abduh, Ibn Ashur combined knowledge of the classics with a desire to revive Islamic civilization.

He 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.

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn ‘Ashur (Author of Ibn Ashur)

Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour. Ibn Ashur asserted the view that language is fundamentally ambiguous and is not enough to determine the intent of a speaker. When he entered Zaytunacare was made to provide him the best teachers.