This study aims at drawing borderlines of the textual extent that is open for the human mind to interpret the holy text depending on the legally considered interest (Al-Maslahah Al-Mu`tabarah). It also aims at showing the types of such interpretations. The study consists of an introduction, two chapters and a conclusion.
The introduction discusses how people differ in the criteria they use to consider the interest, why that happens, what the Muslims stand is on the mental interpretation of the holy text, and finally draws the general zone within which the mind is allowed to interfere in the interpretation of the text. Next, in the first chapter the researcher explains the first kind of possible clash between the text (Dhahir Al-Nuss) and the interest which is considered by the same text. In the second chapter, the researcher explains the second kind of clash between the text (Dhahir Al-Nuss) and the interest which is considered by other texts. Then he suggests criteria to decide the stronger side. In the conclusion, the researcher outlines the most important findings of the study.
Key Words: The Dilemma Clash , Interest , (Al-Maslahah) , Text and the Criteria , Balance
"The Dilemma of the Clash between the Interest (Al-Maslahah) and the Text and the Criteria used to Balance between Both,"
Journal Sharia and Law: Vol. 2011
, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2011/iss46/1