Shaikh Muhammad al-Tahir Ibn Ashur
Shaikh Muhammad al-Tahir Ibn Ashur is the most renowned Zaytuna Imam and one of the great Islamic scholars of the 20th century. In this book, Ibn Ahsur proposed Maqasid as a methodology for the renewal of the theory of Islamic law, which has not undergone any serious development since the era of the great imams. He also addressed the sensitive topic of the intents (Maqasid) of Prophet Muhammad (S) behind his actions and decisions. He introduced criteria to differentiate between the sayings that were meant to be for the sake of specific purposes such as political leadership, court judgment, friendly advice, and conflict resolution. But the most significant contribution has been the development of new Maqasid by coining new, contemporary terminology that were never formulated in traditional usul al-fiqh. This development opens great opportunities for Islamic law to address current and real challenges for Muslim societies and Muslim minorities.