Islam recognizes a plurality of faiths and asks Muslims to respect others, and Muslims are responding to this call enthusiastically. Like their predecessors, many contemporary Muslims are eager to promote interfaith dialogue. But in order to do so effectively, they need to understand the challenges that face them in relating to other faith groups. This guide is an educational initiative to clarify misconceptions by introducing interfaith dialogue as it is defined in its contemporary usage.
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.