Gagasan Mahmud Muhammad Taha tentang Evolusi Syariah


  • M. Zayin Chudlori Fakultas Syariah IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya



Syariah, istinbat hukum, naskh.


This article discusses the thought of Mahmud Muhammad Taha in methodology of istinbat or legal interpretation in ‎Islamic law which emphasizes on the egalitarian values of Islamic law. In his interpretation, he uses the naskh or ‎abrogation method, a method used by pioneering Islamic jurists to find solution for conflicting Qur’anic verses. It is ‎employed by applying the relevant verses revealed latter and postponing the application of other irrelevant verses. ‎However, Mahmud Muhammad Taha convinces that the abrogation method he has proposed is an enabling ‎method for the evolution of Islamic law. It is basically a flexible interpretation of the text that allows movement ‎from one Qur’anic text to another on the basis of relevance. As a result, the application of certain Qur’anic text and ‎abandonment of another is temporary and not conclusive. On other occasion, the abandoned text can be applied ‎whenever it becomes relevant. This study is based on egalitarian values of Islamic law which has been proposed by ‎Taha. He asserts that currently shari’ah or Islamic law is seen as discriminative and incapable of fulfilling the true ‎mission of Islam which is just, prosperous welfare and compassionate


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Chudlori, M. Zayin. 2016. “Gagasan Mahmud Muhammad Taha Tentang Evolusi Syariah”. Al-Qanun: Jurnal Pemikiran Dan Pembaharuan Hukum Islam 11 (1 Juni):1-26. Juni.1-26.