The following list of maqāṣid al-sharī‘ah—overarching objectives and purposes of Islam[ic Legislation]—was extracted from Ibn ‘Āshūr’s Maqāṣid al-sharī‘ah. For more information, please consult the Arabic original or its English translation. This list is by no means exhaustive, though it does include the main ones mentioned in the book.
The maqāṣid include:
- preservation of the order of the world & regulating human conduct
- preventing our inflicting harm and destruction upon the world
- preservation of religion, life, the intellect, property, lineage, & dignity