Islamic Politics According to A Muslim Scholar Ibn Hajar Al-'Asqalany

Nadirsah Hawari
2020 Proceedings of the 1st Raden Intan International Conference on Muslim Societies and Social Sciences (RIICMuSSS 2019)   unpublished
This study wants to explore political thoughts of a major Muslim scholar in the field of prophetic tradition (Hadith) and Islamic studies, namely Ibn Hajar Al-'Asqalany. This study is important because a Hadith expert is often generalized as a textualist, and is not adaptable to changes of time (anti-context). The main questions of this study are whether or not the figure of Ibn Hajar can be included within the category of textualist and anti-context scholars, and what are his thoughts on
more » ... c politics? This study takes its main data from Ibn Hajar's seminal work Fath al-Bari, especially on Chapter of Laws (Al-Ahkam); as well as from other Hadith books as a comparison. These data are then analyzed through a descriptive-comparative method. The study finds out that Ibn Hajar is better categorized within the category of contextualist Muslim scholar ('ulama), whose political thoughts are constructive.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.201113.044 fatcat:ctbhi5jetvdajenrhqcddbgxkq