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 One of the most basic  principles of Islam concerning Habits and transaction is the principle that says : the  basic principle concerning   habits and transactions is consideration of  the wisdom and interests behind them.

This is in the sense that it has not been regulated by the Law giver in so far as no textual authority can be found on its validity or otherwise.

This is justified by saying that God's purpose in revealing the Shari'ah is to promote man's welfare and to prevent corruption in the earth. Allah says :

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ

" We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for the worlds ". Q21 : 107

Elsewhere, Allah describes His purpose in the revelation of religion, saying that it is not within His intentions to make religion a means of imposing hardship (al-Hajj, 22:78). This is confirmed elsewhere in suratul-al-Ma'idah (Q5:6) where we read, in more general terms, that `Allah never intends to impose hardship upon people.


According to the Hadith, the prophet is reported to have said that 'Muslims are bound by their stipulations unless it be a condition which turns a haram into halal or a halal into a haram. Narrated by Abu Dawud, Hadith no 3587.

This would seem to be granting Muslims the liberty to pursue their benefits and to commit themselves to that effect provided that this does not amount to a violation of the explicit commands and prohibitions of the Shari'ah.

This would confirm the doctrine that no unnecessary rigour in the enforcement of the ahkam is recommended, and that the Muslims should avail themselves of the flexibility and concessions that the Lawgiver has granted them and utilize them in pursuit of their interests.


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