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Arsyad Al-Banjari's Dialectical Model for Integrating Indonesian Traditional Uses into Islamic Law: Arguments on Manyanggar, Mambuang Pasilih and Lahang

Abstract : Muhammad Arsyad Al-Banjari who lived from 1710 to 1812 in Borneo, Indonesia, applied a model of integrating uses of the Banjarese tradition into Islamic Jurisprudence based on a dialectical constitution of qiyās, the legal argumentation theory for parallel reasoning and analogy, he learned from the Shāfi'ī-school of jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh). Our paper focuses in the model of integration proposed and practiced by Al-Banjari, a rational debate grounded on a dynamic view on legal systems. We will illustrate the method with the help of two different kinds of qiyās deployed by Al-Banjari in order to argue for the rejection of some traditional Banjarese offeringrituals for avoiding disease or calamities (manyanggar and mambuang pasilih), and for the acceptance of the use of consuming the traditional drink called lahang made of the juice of sugar-palm. As our dialogical reconstruction shows, the development of the debates, particularly the first one, is quite sophisticated, with a Banjarese opponent that does not surrender easily to the rejection of his use of those rituals.
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Muhammad Iqbal, Shahid Rahman. Arsyad Al-Banjari's Dialectical Model for Integrating Indonesian Traditional Uses into Islamic Law: Arguments on Manyanggar, Mambuang Pasilih and Lahang. Argumentation, Springer Verlag, 2021, 35 (1), pp.73-99. ⟨10.1007/s10503-020-09526-y⟩. ⟨halshs-03149029⟩

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