اِمتدادِ زمانہ اور تبدیلیٔ احکام ِشرعیہ
(اسلامی نظریۂ تعقّل و تدبّر اور اجتہاد کے تناظر میں)
Under this article it is elaborated that Islamic Shari'a is an active and dynamic law and code of life, capable to guide the mankind, in every walk of life, in every era, under its principle of "IJTEHAD'' and "intellectual process". Except in the matters pertaining to Imaan and Worship, in all other areas of human life, legislation made by human being is allowed and permissible in the larger interest of the public, as well as fulfill the aims and objectives of the Shari'a. Islamic history is full of evidences that on the basis of "IJTEHAD", and in spite of "NASOOS", the changed and new orders were practiced in the interest of public at large.
It must be clear that IJTEHAD is an intellectual process, which allows Muslims to seek solutions of problems, that arise in the modern era, on the basis of principles laid down in Quraan and Sunnah. It is not the process of reconstruction of Islam. Actually it is the process to help the society passing through the evolutionary steps and new circumstances, correlate its problems with Islamic Shari'a, which is an integral part of Islam.
It is also clarified in this article that this new version of legislation, in spite of being present in"NASOOS", is not the change in "NASOOS"; but it is just a further explanation of the same, one that is required as per need of time and which is in the best interest of an individual and public at large. It is this dynamic aspect of Islamic Shari'a, which makes it prominent amongst the other Shara'i.