Legal Implication of Sharʿ Man Qablanā in the Islamic Sharīʿah Rulings
التضمين القانوني لشرع من قبلنا في أحكام الشريعة الإسلامية
Keywords:Sharʿ Man Qablanā, Scope of Sharīʿah legal system, Legal Rulings, Legal Implication, Earlier Prophets
This study examines the Sharʿ Man Qablanā and its legal implication in the Islamic legal rulings among Muslims. The bone of contention in this study is that none can get the original version of these Sharʿ Man Qablanā rulings in a single legal compendium in the present time. Apart from this, the prophetic era of the last prophet of Islam is jurisprudentially believed to have eradicated the previous legal rulings of earlier people before him. With these statements of problem, the study seeks to answer the following research question: Can Sharʿ Man Qablanā be used as a source of rulings in Islamic Sharīʿah? Research methods employed in this study are expository, descriptive, and analytical. Conclusively, the study observes that Sharʿ Man Qablanā signifies that the source of all Islamic legal systems is the one and the same Lawgiver, i.e. Allah (SWT). It also signifies that the missions of all prophets and the subject matter of all heavenly-revealed scriptures are the same and are in concordance with one another. The study therefore recommends that contemporary Islamic jurists (Fuqahā’) and Islamic legal theorists (Uṣūliyyūn) should create awareness about Sharʿ Man Qablanā legal rulings in the contemporary period. They should also issue a codified legal compendium on Sharʿ Man Qablanā so as to establish the concordance between it and the Sharīʿah legal system of the last prophet of Islam.
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