Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah
Metaphysical Objective: Maqasid Shariah (Naturalism)
Protection of Deen.
Protection of all Life.
Protection of Intellect.
Protection of Lineage.
Protection of Property.
Rules of Interpretation:
Deducing the Law from Its Sources
Al-Dalalat (Textual Implications)
Commands and Prohibitions
Ijma' or Consensus of Opinion
Qiyas (Analogical Deduction)
Revealed Laws Preceding the Shari'ah of Islam
The Fatwa of a Companion
Istihsan, or Equity in Islamic Law
Maslahah Mursalah (Considerations of Public Interest)
Istishab (Presumption of Continuity)
Sadd al-Dhara'i (Blocking the Means)
Hukm Shar'i (Law or Value of Shari'ah)
Conflict of Evidences
Ijtihad, or Personal Reasoning
5. Interpretation Methodology
We (Sunnatullah, Naturalism) are responsible for its interpretation. (Quran 75:19)