Taqwim al-adilla: 1. Introduction: The Types and States of People

This is the opening section of Taqwim al-adilla. It presents a fascinating framing of Usul al-fiqh as a science required for someone on a journey to personal and societal perfection. Thus, he starts with discussing the human faculties of the spirit (ruh), intellect (‘aql), ego (nafs) and lust (hawa), dangers of ignorance and conceitedness, and the importance of a person striving to improve society. It is within this greater context of the purpose of man that he presents the role of usul al-fiqh.

 

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