Freedom of religion (Islamic law); Islamic law--Philosophy
Andrew F. March, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University, examines some treatments of the meaning and extension of the Islamic legal purpose (maqad) of protecting religion (hifz al-din), with an eye towards Islamic legal theorists’ explicit or implicit encounter with modern liberal and secularist understandings of what it means to “protect religion.”
Respondent: Mohamad Al-Hakim, York University, Philosophy.
March, Andrew; Al-Hakim, Mohamad; Giudice, Michael; and Tanguay-Renaud, François, "Islamic Legal Theory and the Legitimacy of Secular Positive Law: Is Modern Religious Liberty Sufficient for the Islamic Legal Maqsad ('Ultimate Objective') of Hifz Al-Din ('Preserving Religion')?" (2010). Legal Philosophy Between State and Transnationalism Seminar Series. 28.