Islamic Discourse: Between the Conclusive and the Variable

(Tabah Papers 3)
Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah

Islamic discourse is a path of ease, as it seeks out the interests of humanity and takes into account their weaknesses. Allah wishes to lighten your burdens. The human being has been created weak. Islamic discourse is humanistic in the sense that it elevates the value of humanity. Islamic discourse is firm and solid in its essence, flexible in the manner in which it finds expression.

And above all that, our discourse with its absolutes and constants is firmly established like the deep-seated mountains, and lofty like the towering peaks. Moreover, in the subtlety of its detailed workings, it is flexible in responding to the changing winds of human wellbeing, as flexible as the branches of the ben tree in the breeze of dawn on the meadows of the hills.

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