Shaykh Muhammad al-Tahir Ibn Ashur is the most renowned Zaytuna Imam and one of the great Islamic scholars of the 20th century. Ibn ʿĀs̲h̲ūr. ( words)., patronymic of a family of Idrīsid descent and Moroccan origin which settled in Muslim, Spain. It is said that ʿĀs̲h̲ūr, fleeing from. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn ‘Ashur is the author of Ibn Ashur ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 1 review, published ) and Book-in-Brief ( avg rating, 0 rati.

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Muslim scholars of the Maliki School. Influenced by a visit to Tunisia by Muhammad Abduh, Ibn Ashur combined knowledge of the classics with a desire to revive Islamic civilization. Further, while written words are less subject to distortion, the spoken word is actually more likely to convey the speaker’s intent.

His grandfather was especially renowned. In cold climates, that would not apply.

He wanted to see Muslims coming forth to practice ijtihad for the global community. Ibn Ashur questioned the juridical weight of an isolated hadith in determining legislation. However, in Ibn ‘Ashur’s interpretation, 9: Nafip.

Ibn Ashur: Treatise on Maqasid Al-Shari’ah

Instead, legislative value should be sought asshur the totality of shari’ah. Appropriate legal responses to situations in the modern world cannot be found by delving deeper and deeper into the meaning of a word. This article needs additional citations for verification. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat In contrast, the ahur of generations to Medina to assess the meaning of a statement shows the importance of understanding context.

Ibn Ashur intended his work to be relevant for the modern world. Views Read Edit View history. He historicizes Qur’anic verses the same way classical scholars have done through the concept of abrogation Naskh and occasions of revelation Asbab al-Nuzulbut takes the Maqasid al-Shari’ah welfare objectives of the Islamic law into account where a restriction on freedom of religion would violate the preservation of religion and intellect Hifz al-Din wa al-‘Aql.

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He understands verses 9: Le Cheikh-el-islam Tahar Ben Achour”. He was of Andalusian origin. Ibn Ashur saw this literal-mindedness to be represented by the Zahiri position.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For example, the mandate of keeping raisin juice in certain kinds of containers comes from the fact that in the heat of the Hijaz the juice would quickly ferment. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. This tells us that the law is based on reason.

He was a teacher at Zaytuna all his life. He called for a group of mujtahids from countries around the world, from different madhahib schoolsto address the needs of the community, as the basis for a renewal of civilisation. It was clear to him that the lack of ijtihad had grave consequences. Ibn Ashur called for ijtihad in the strongest terms. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur was born in Tunis in to an affluent family and died in at age Ibn Ashur believes that al-Shafi’i was misunderstood as accepting a solitary hadith over the larger context and that Ahmad ibn Hanbal was misrepresented as accepting a weak hadith over qiyas.


Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur – Wikipedia

The entire field surrounding the word must be considered. Preferring a solitary hadith over a rational deduction based on context would be problematic. He is best remembered for his Qur’anic exegesis, al-Tahrir wa’l-tanwir The Verification and Enlightenment.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Because the shari’ah is universal, it must not be restricted to a single culture. Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour. Retrieved from ” https: Ibn Ashur claimed that the basis of shari’ah must be rational. Please help ashkr it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The family had shown dedication to the pursuit of knowledge for generations.