Shaykh Muhammad al-Tahir Ibn Ashur is the most renowned Zaytuna Imam and one of the great Islamic scholars of the 20th century. Ibn ʿĀs̲h̲ūr. ( words)., patronymic of a family of Idrīsid descent and Moroccan origin which settled in Muslim, Spain. It is said that ʿĀs̲h̲ūr, fleeing from. Muhammad al-Tahir ibn ‘Ashur is the author of Ibn Ashur ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 1 review, published ) and Book-in-Brief ( avg rating, 0 rati.

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In contrast, the return of generations to Medina to assess the meaning of a statement shows the importance of understanding context. Ibn Ashur says that a weak hadith is open to error, and qiyas is open to error, but in addition, the weak hadith may be a lie and the consequence of using it would be worse than using qiyas. He is famous for rejecting Habib Bourguiba ‘s president of Tunisia request for a fatwa to justify abandoning the ashut of the month of Ramadan because it zshur productivity.

Retrieved from ” https: He was a teacher at Zaytuna all his life. Ibn Ashur believes that al-Shafi’i was misunderstood as accepting a solitary hadith over the larger context and that Ahmad ibn Hanbal was misrepresented as accepting a weak hadith over qiyas.

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In cold climates, that would not apply. He claimed that the discipline of usul al-fiqh had reached its limits and become over-burdened with methodological technicalities.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. He said, “One of the greatest things required by the universality of the shari’ah is that its rules be equal for all the communities following it asuur the utmost extent possible, because similarity in the flow of rules and ashkr is a help for inn group unity in the community. His grandfather was especially renowned. However, its intent is universal and so must be intelligible everywhere. The entire field surrounding the word must be considered.


However, in Ibn ‘Ashur’s interpretation, 9: Ibn Ashur asserted the view that language is fundamentally ambiguous and is not enough to determine the intent of a speaker.

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn ‘Ashur (Author of Ibn Ashur)

He is best remembered for his Qur’anic exegesis, al-Tahrir wa’l-tanwir The Verification and Enlightenment. This article needs additional citations for verification. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ibn Ashur questioned the juridical weight of an isolated hadith in determining legislation.

Appropriate legal responses to situations in the modern world cannot be found by delving deeper and deeper into the meaning of a word.

He said, “Ijtihad is a collective duty fard al-kifayah on the community according to the measure of need in the community’s countries and situations. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. In fact, to stubbornly hold onto superficialities without understanding the intent is to “expose the shari’ah to being dismissed disdainfully. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ibn Ashur intended his work to be relevant for the modern world.

He understands verses 9: Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references. Ibn Ashur claimed that the basis of shari’ah must be rational. Instead, legislative value should be sought from the totality of shari’ah. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat The family had shown dedication to the pursuit of knowledge for generations.

Further, while written words are less subject to distortion, the spoken word is actually more likely to convey the speaker’s intent. He historicizes Qur’anic verses the same way classical scholars have done through the concept of abrogation Naskh and occasions of revelation Asbab al-Nuzulbut takes the Maqasid al-Shari’ah welfare objectives of the Islamic law into account where ashjr restriction on freedom of religion would violate the preservation of religion and intellect Hifz al-Din wa al-‘Aql.


Responding to modern challenges to Islamic traditions, Ibn Ashur called for substantive reforms in Islamic education. Muslim scholars of the Maliki School. This tells us that the law is based on reason.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He suggested that comments seemingly to the contrary from Imam al-Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal must be distortions of their work. When he entered Zaytunacare was made to provide him the best teachers.

Nafip. He called for a group of mujtahids from countries around the world, from different madhahib schoolsto address the ashhur of the community, as the basis for a renewal of civilisation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ibn Ashur saw this literal-mindedness to be represented by the Zahiri position. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. He wanted to see Muslims coming forth to practice ijtihad for the global community.

Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Ashur

Views Read Edit View history. He positioned himself as a bridge between the classical Islamic legal heritage and the needs of a modern world. He was of Andalusian origin.

Le Cheikh-el-islam Tahar Ben Achour”. He was a writer and author on the subject of reforming Islamic education and jurisprudence.