Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies  البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات


This article deals with points of view in study sources impinging on the possibility of ratifying or discrediting Sharia ruling through the adoption of linguistic measurement. While there are some who oppose this approach, there are others who approve of it considering that the relationship between linguistic structures and meanings is like the relationship between the body and the uniform – one can be made to fit the other. Yet the issue is not dependent only on how meanings are communicated as much as it is on communication itself. If study sources emphasize meanings due to their relation to Sharia ruling, then it is crucial to deal with those sources and acquire their method. This is how the present article came to have its title: Linguistic Measurements between Consenters and Objectors and its Effect on Sharia Ruling. The problem that the paper addresses is related to whether it is acceptable for sharia to affect language if meaning is acceptable and hence is susceptible to measurement. The conflict is more verbal than moral and attitudes are mutual. Specialized scholars should give more attention to linguistic issues by way of securing sound judgements.



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