عنوان مقاله [English]
The word “Hukum” literally and linguistically means judgement. In the Holy Qur’?n it also implies the same meaning. It is used in the jurisprudent terminology to mean verdict or ruling and may also imply other special meanings.
When it is used unconditionally, it usually implies an Islamic practical law which is divided into different parts and sections. The most important of which are“Taklif” i.e. religious obligations, civil laws and laws which contain many related different branches and sections such as Governmental laws and the like. Each of these has special impact in its meaning.
Stages of law have been fully explained in this research starting from the first stage (i.e.enacting stage) to the last stage(i.e. executing stage).
Finally we have also explained the views of the Sunni scholars with regards to the meaning of “Hukum” as studied under its different branches and sub-divisions.