‘Islamic Law between Originality and Renewal’: Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī’s Theory of the Renewal of Islamic Law
Mahmud El-Wereny

The Sunni Muslim scholar, Mufti and preacher, Yusuf al-Qara?awi (b. 1926), is one of the most prominent Muslim figures and religious authorities in contemporary time. His legal opinions (fatwawa sg. fatwa) count as an important reference point for questions of religious practice among many Arabic and European Muslims as well. The present article aims to present his views on tajdid al-fiqh and shows the strategy he used to renew the Islamic law. I am also interested in probing what is behind his endeavor of tajdid al-fiqh.

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