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What about Maslaha ?

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Submitted by Shammai Fishman (Israel), Jan 17, 2006 at 14:23

I would like to comment that Pipes brings only the opinions of "liberalist reformists" who wish to part with traditional sources of law (as defined by Hallaq in "A History of Islamic Legal Theories") and not of the "religious utilitarianists", who stay in the realm of Sharia legal theory but add the element of Maslaha - ruling on the basis of public interest, as a solution for making Islam suitable for modern life.

Shammai
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