المساعي السياسية والإصلاحية للإمام أبي الوليد الباجي: The political and reformist endeavours of Imam Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī

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Title المساعي السياسية والإصلاحية للإمام أبي الوليد الباجي: The political and reformist endeavours of Imam Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī
المساعي السياسية والإصلاحية للإمام أبي الوليد الباجي: The political and reformist endeavours of Imam Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī
 
Creator Habib, Sebbane
Boukhri , Omar
 
Subject Keywords: Andalusia, Islam, reform, justice, education, political endeavours, kings of sects, unity of the nation.
Andalusia
Islam
Reform
Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī
Political Endeavors
 
Description After the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Andalusian Islamic state witnessed a political rupture as a result of chaos, rivalries and sectarian conflicts throughout the fifth century AH corresponding to the eleventh century AD. These dangerous security breakdowns led to the disintegration and division of the Islamic Caliphate in Andalusia into a group of independent kingdoms and small emirates which ultimately found themselves on one hand in permanent wars between them, and on the other in skirmishes with the neighbouring Christian forces. This fact contributed to lack of stability and peace of these lands and the establishment of weak governing systems for a long time. This political situation stressed the worsening of their social conditions and their scientific life. Nevertheless, this situation generated a motivating nostalgia and rage in some scholars and jurists such as Imam Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī who is considered one of the key-figures and scholars of Andalusia. He had a prominent role in pushing forward and reviving scientific life by setting various new foundations in order to reform some fields. His writings were directed for educational purposes. Besides, he included the reform of Islamic jurisprudence, which was aimed primarily for jurists and rulers. Furthermore, some of his writings were sermons and ethical moral instructions for commoners. His endeavours led him to enter the political life as he assumed the judicial profession of a judge, that enabled him to be in more touch with the various kings of sects giving him the chance to advise and guide them. His efforts in that end resulted in seeking to reunite the kings of the sects and their princes under the banner of Islam and unite their forces for the defence of Muslim presence in Andalusia against the Christian threat.
After the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Andalusian Islamic state witnessed a political rupture as a result of chaos, rivalries and sectarian conflicts throughout the fifth century AH corresponding to the eleventh century AD. These dangerous security breakdowns led to the disintegration and division of the Islamic Caliphate in Andalusia into a group of independent kingdoms and small emirates which ultimately found themselves on one hand in permanent wars between them, and on the other in skirmishes with the neighbouring Christian forces. This fact contributed to lack of stability and peace of these lands and the establishment of weak governing systems for a long time. This political situation stressed the worsening of their social conditions and their scientific life. Nevertheless, this situation generated a motivating nostalgia and rage in some scholars and jurists such as Imam Abū al-Walīd al-Bājī who is considered one of the key-figures and scholars of Andalusia. He had a prominent role in pushing forward and reviving scientific life by setting various new foundations in order to reform some fields. His writings were directed for educational purposes. Besides, he included the reform of Islamic jurisprudence, which was aimed primarily for jurists and rulers. Furthermore, some of his writings were sermons and ethical moral instructions for commoners. His endeavours led him to enter the political life as he assumed the judicial profession of a judge, that enabled him to be in more touch with the various kings of sects giving him the chance to advise and guide them. His efforts in that end resulted in seeking to reunite the kings of the sects and their princes under the banner of Islam and unite their forces for the defence of Muslim presence in Andalusia against the Christian threat.
 
Publisher FPPI Press
 
Date 2021-06-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://al-irsyad.kuis.edu.my/index.php/alirsyad/article/view/172
10.53840/alirsyad.v6i1.172
 
Source al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2021): al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues; 537-548
2550-1992
0128-116X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://al-irsyad.kuis.edu.my/index.php/alirsyad/article/view/172/86
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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