IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Farooq Salih Albadri
This study is an attempt to uncover Ibn Arabî’s approach in qiyas. Qiyas is a controversial matter amongst Muslim scholars; the majority advocate qiyas, while a few reject it. Ibn Arabi had a neutral methodology in which he neither wholly rejected nor thoroughly adopted qiyas, instead using qiyas to produce easiness and relief from extra obligations (taklif) and vice versa. Although Ibn Arabî justified his refusal to use qiyas, he used it without distinct justification in some places, which contravenes his methodology. The study has clearly pictured these apparently equivocal points, removed ambiguity, and charted the course of Ibn Arabi in qiyas.