|Scholars opinions about default benefit
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|Author:||Linguistic [ 28 Apr 2010, 02:43 ]|
|Post subject:||Scholars opinions about default benefit|
Professor Ahmed Ibrahim defines default benefit المصالح المرسلة in his book علم أصول الفقه, as perceived benefits to people that are not based on textual evidence, but rather on the understanding of the intent, or spirit, of the law. He says that the majority agree about its validity as a deduction method, and that Imaams Maalik and Ibn Hanbal used it a lot. He did say that some warned against it and he postulates that they were wary of giving leeway to rulers who may not be so observing of the religion.
Some examples of the use of default benefit, that Professor Ibrahim lists are,
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