Al-daruriyat al-khams

Dictionary term

Definition of "Al-daruriyat al-khams"

Lit: The five fundamental needs. Tech: Five basic needs of every person, namely, protection of life, religion (din), reason (‘aql), progeny and property. They have also been termed as maqasid al-shari‘ah, that is, the objectives of the shari‘ah. An Islamic state is supposed to cater for these basic needs of all its inhabitants, should the individual, the family or his community are unable to do it.

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