International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Concept of al-AQL (Reason) in Islam
Dr. Yusuf Dalhat

This paper discusses the concept of al-Aql (reason) in Islam. It focuses on explaining the role and significance of reason in the Islamic legal provisions. The paper also examines various views of Scholars who approach the concept from viewpoints other than that of Islam, where analysis is made in the light of the Quran and Sunnah for resolution. The paper reiterates that sound reason is always consistent with the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah, a good believer therefore needs to examine the facts given by the Scripture to avoid a distorted view in analysis. Quran the Muslim Scripture has emphasized the significance of al-Aql (reason) in matters of religion as well as in humans’ life, the reason which receives guidance of the revelation and makes philosophy useful in human life and civilization.

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