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This Law of Ours and Other Essays

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The essays in this book, written as far back as in the 1940s, aim to contribute something of a clarification the confusion prevailing in the Muslim Ummah as to the scope and practical implications of Islamic law.
Published June 1st 1991 by Kazi Pubns Inc (first published January 1st 1987)
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Shaimaa Ali
May 18, 2016 Shaimaa Ali rated it liked it
ثاني قراءة لمحمد أسد ( أو ليوبولد فاييس) .. مجموعة مقالات مميزة انقسمت إلى عدة أجزاء .. الجزء الأول دار حول الشريعة الإسلامية مم استقت مصادرها ، ما الأسئلة التى تدور حولها ، ما المغالطات التي وقعنا فيها ، وما هى الحلول المقبولة لكل هذا ..
الجزء الثانى من الكتاب كان مقالات عن المحنة التى تعرض لها شعب باكستان إبان إنفصالها عن الهند والمآسي المروعة التي واكبت هذا ،
الجزء الثالث عبارة عن مقالات متنوعة فى الإذاعة السويسرية ودارت حول موضوعات عدة، كعلاقة المسلمين بالغرب تاريخياً وما يجب أن تكون عليه مست
Dec 27, 2015 Humza rated it it was amazing
Muhammad Asad's colleague and contemporary Alamma Iqbal once wrote "I have no need of the ear of Today. I am the voice of the poet of Tomorrow". If Iqbal was/is the voice, then Asad must be the pen. I saw this collection of essays by Asad as a tangible expression of Iqbal's more abstract forward thinking. Everything from his philosophy on Islamic jurisprudential renewal to his vision for Pakistan has complete relevance to today's world. Asad is both a bridge between the past and the future and a ...more
Mohamad Baihaqi Mohamad Basri
These essays are actually based on his speech on various events where he was invited to give a talk about Islam. They are very easy to be understood and his thoughts are still relevant until today, even though they were delivered more than 50 years ago. The most striking one is "This Law of Ours" where he discussed and argued on how the Islamic knowledge was presented, the impact of ijtihad and classification of usul fiqh to our understanding on syariah nowadays.
Jun 25, 2013 Rafik rated it really liked it
A good book. Especially the first essay (The Law of Ours). He gives a clear explanation of what not the true sources of islam are, namely the very old opinions of different scholars (not that those scholars intended to be a part of the source). He advocates that the only true sources of islam are the Quran and the ahadeeth. Further, islam changed from moral habits to mechanical habits, because men are not thinking for themselves and/or reading the Quran with conscious (and itjihad) but are only ...more
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Asad is one of the numerous scholars who believe in religious revival through a literal reading of the canon. Interestingly they all agree on the virtue of literalism but disagree radically on what exactly is the "literal meaning" of things.
Jumanah Sa
Jun 13, 2015 Jumanah Sa rated it really liked it
"An ideology like the Islamic one there can be no dividing-line between the spiritual and the worldly spheres- and therefore also no dividing-line between man's faith and his practical life"

The author in many essays speaks about the Muslim world and society how it became, how it is, and how it "could be" if we change it. Our Islamic world is full of contradiction and Islam without a doubt has been tarnished between the years, politics, and our endless interventing traditions. All this he states
Sagheer Afzal
Oct 04, 2014 Sagheer Afzal rated it liked it
Good but would have been better had the essays been completed. The insights on Sharia law are brilliant
Craig Bolton
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Asad was a descendant of a long line of rabbis. However, his father was a barrister. He received a thorough religious education. He was proficient in Hebrew from an early age and was also familiar with Aramaic. He studied the Old Testament, as well as the text and commentaries of the Talmud, the Mishna and Gemara. Furthermore, he delved into the intricacies of Biblical exegesis, the Targum.

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