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He died 8th Shabaan H in Granada. His family's descent was from the Banu Lakhm. The date and place of his birth are unknown. However, one of his surnames, "As-Shatibi", points to the city Jativa, which indicates that he was a descendant of the migrants from that town. He belonged to the Maliki legal tradition and was one of its Imams, although of course he shunned blind partisanship or sectarianism based on legal schools, as did all the great Imams of the legal schools madhahib.
Furthermore, as he states clearly near the beginning of his magnum opus in the field of Islamic Law, Al-Muwafaqat, his seminal and highly-influential development of the theory of maqasid and maslaha Islamic law based on its universal objectives and public benefit is actually a synthesis of the principles of the two oldest and complementary Sunni schools of law, viz.
This synthesis provides the basis for a holistic, unified approach to Islamic law that accommodates all the recognised madhhabs, rather than a divisive approach based on rigid and partisan madhhab-ism. His most important work is the Muwafawat fi usul al-sharia a treatise that contributed immensely to the conception of Islamic law, particularly the concept of maslahah benefit or public interest. He held that the language of the Quran and Sunna is the key for ijihad and the ijtihad of someone who is deficient in it is unacceptable.
It consists of 10 chapters. Shara ala al-Khutasa this book is about Elm-Nahu. Kitab Al-ifidaat wa Al-inshadaat This book included two volumes on Literature. This article was published on Tuesday 12 July, Islamic Legal Philosophy. Tell a friend about this article:. Shatibis Philosophy of Islamic Law,.
MAQASID AL-SHARI’AH AS UNDERSTOOD BY IMAM AL-SHATIBI