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Hashemite Scientific Councils discuss Maliki school of jurisprudence

By JT - Jun 11,2017 - Last updated at Jun 24,2017

Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Hashem attends the second session of the 83rd Hashemite Scientific Councils at the Conference Hall in the Islamic Cultural Centre affiliated with the King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman on Friday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Hashem on Friday inaugurated the 84th Hashemite Scientific Councils session, organised by the Awqaf Ministry. 

Held at the Conference Hall in the Islamic Cultural Centre affiliated with the King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman, the second session of this year was conducted by Walid Shawish, an educator at the World Islamic Science and Education University, and focused on the Maliki madhhab (school of Islamic jurisprudence).

Shawish discussed the Maliki school of thought and its relation to other madhhabs, stressing that the absolute rules in Sharia (Islamic law) cannot be violated, while some other rules are interpreted in every school of Islamic jurisprudence and can be followed or left. 

Professor of Sharia, Mohammad Yaqubi, highlighted how the four key schools of Islamic jurisprudence in Islam are the product of the work and understanding of Prophet Mohammad’s companions, noting that the interpretation of texts has its own tools and requires expanded knowledge.

He said that anyone who has questions on these issues should ask people who have studied the Koran and Sunnah extensively, instead of using the Internet, where opinions are contradictory and information does not always stem from credible sources. 

Awqaf Minister Wael Arabiyat and the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Mohammad Khalaileh participated in a panel discussion that took place during the session. 

The event was attended by scholars, officials, officers and journalists. 

Held on June 2, the first session was conducted by Ahmad Khalaileh and focused on the Hanafi madhhab of Islam.

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