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Unformatted text preview: I n t ro to Islam
Ap r i l 17 2. Fiqh: - Fiqh is the corpus of laws, in the Islamic context, it existed before the emergence of ju risprudence, but i t became dependent on it once jurisprudence established itself as the framework for deriving new laws - Pegging legal rulings (infinite) to Legal rules (5) -need to know the 5 legal judgements: 1. obligations 2. neutral/ indifferent God really doesn't care 3. desireable/undesireable- bothers God, makes H im happy, etc 4. prohibited- makes God very mad 5. forbidden -faqih- person involved in legal matters (e.g. lawyer, judge, legal scholar, etc) and you go to them to get answers to questions about legal issues.... -Closure of the Doors of I j tihad (diagram) - scholars thought they had provided fundamental answers to fundamental questions - what they actually found was that they found that there were so many possibilities and interpretations...like t rying to visit every single web page on the internet....so not really possible -absolute vs. relative I j tihad there really isn't much to support absolute... everything is pretty much relative...Islam is a legalistic religion because everything is governed by law, moreso than, say, Christianity or Judaism ...
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- Spring '08