5. The Purpose of al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah
Khadiga Musa [+]
Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University
Khadiga Musa is Assistant Professor at the Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. She received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her interest is Quranic Studies, Hadith Studies and Islamic Law. Published work includes an article entitled 'Legal Maxims as a Genre of Islamic Law' (Brill: Journal of Islamic Law and Society 21, 2014) and, 'Hadith as Basis of Legal Maxims' (ABC – CLIO: Muhammad in the History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopaedia of the Prophet of God, ed. Fitzpatrick, C. & Walker, 2013).
By examining the circumstances surrounding the evolution of al-qawāʿid, I contend in Chapter 5 that al-qawāʿid can be used to arrive at rulings for new incidents and explain why the development of the genre was ad hoc.