Intellectual Discourse Series no. 41
Re-envisioning Islamic Scholarship: Maqasid Methodology As A New Approach
IIIT East and Southeast Asia is inviting you to join our next Intellectual Discourse Series featuring Prof. Dr. Jasser Auda who will be talking on the topic “Re-envisioning Islamic Scholarship: Maqasid Methodology As A New Approach.” Details of the event are as follows:
Prof. Dr. Jasser Auda is the President of Maqasid Institute Global. He is also the founding member and Head of the Dawah Committee at the International Union of Muslim Scholars and member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research. He is currently a visiting Professor at the International Peace University, South Africa. He has a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a Ph.D. in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and an M. Jur. thesis on the Maqasid/purposes of the Shariah from the Islamic American University.
Early in his life, he studied Fiqh, Usul, hadith, Sunnah, and memorized the Quran in the halaqas of the Azhar Mosque in Cairo. He was previously a founding Director of the Maqasid Center in the Philosophy of Islamic Law in London, a founding Deputy Director of the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Doha, a professor in the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University, Egypt, the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India, American University in Sharjah and the University of Waterloo, Canada. He lectured on Islam and its law and ethics in dozens of universities and institutes around the world, and wrote a number of books, some of which were translated to fifteen languages.