Ibn Taymiyya and Benefit (maslaha): 3. The Caliphate and the Law, with Dr Jon Hoover
From Simon Barnett on January 17th, 2019
Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328) was a famous Muslim jurist from Damascus. This video, part of a series on the concept of benefit (maslaha) in Ibn Taymiyya’s thought, explores how he views the caliphate and how he reconciles the obligation to have a caliph with the absence of an ideal caliph in his own time.