EXPLORING THE MEASUREMENT OF MAQASID SHARIAH QUALITY OF LIFE
PENULIS: Mahadzirah Mohamad, Nizaita Omar, Nor Azman Mat Ali, Zainudin Awang
Maqasid Shariah consists of five aspects of life; protection of religion, life, mind, wealth, and lineage. These five aspects have important roles in ensuring human life towards wellness and a better quality of life in this world and the hereafter. The challenge faced by most researchers and policy makers in measuring an individual’s quality of life based on the five aspects of Maqasid Shariah is that there are no precise and trustworthy instruments to measure all five aspects. Therefore, this book proposes the items of measurements that are constructed based on the Holy Quran and Hadith, for the purpose of measuring all five aspects of Maqasid Shariah above. The usage of the Holy Quran and Hadith as the source for constructing the items of measurement is based on the guidance from Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., narrated by Abu Hurairah r.a.: “I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold to them, you will not go the wrong way. They are the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet”.