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Ibn Rushd’s Method of Presenting Jurisprudential Views Through His Book Bidāyat Al-Mujtahid Wa Nihāyat Al-Muqtaṣid

Journal: International Journal of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh Studies (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 42-55

Keywords : Method; Presentation; Difference of Opinion; Preference; Instruction;

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This research aims to explain Ibn Rushd's method of presenting jurisprudential issues and opinions of jurists on them. He applied a distiguished method which is very unlikely to be found in other books of Islamic jurisprudence. The researcher applies the inductive method, and does not mention all of those issues; rather, after inducting the book, he mentions some examples of them. Ibn Rushd applied the method of mentioning the causes of difference in opinions. This is because jurists differed on some uṣulī and fiqhī principles that caused them to have different opinions on the derived ruling which was based on their differences on those principles. The researcher has found that Ibn Rushd sometimes gives preference to an opinion after rmentioning all the related opinions, but he refrains from doing so for some issues in which the proofs are equal.

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