A Preliminary Framework of Forensic Science Fundamentals Based on its Elements in Shariah Manuscripts

  • Ahmad Syukran Baharuddin Lecturer and Researcher
  • Wan Abdul Fattah Wan Ismail Associate Professor
  • Fuadah Johari Associate Professor
  • Muhammad Aunurrochim Mas’ad Senior Lecturer
Keywords: Forensic Science, fundemental framework, grounded theory, al-qarinah: islamic law

Abstract

Forensic science has become an ‘odd’ to the shariah due to the dual educational system that segregationally treats science different from religion. As to stitch back the loophole, this study aims to identify forensic elements in classical legal scripts that can lead to the formation of integration theory. This study used Grounded Theory Method that relied upon constant comparative approach guided by literature analysis. The theoretical samples were gathered from classical legal opinions in the admissibility of circumstantial evidence in Islam. This study found that there were 117 free nodes that constantly built four key fundamentals for the framework which were forensics jurisprudence, human capital, forensic analysis, and accreditation. This study proved that there is a connection between science and religion through the application of forensics in Islamic legal scripts. This study suggests further exploratory research on each key fundamental found thus completes the theory development process of this framework.

Author Biographies

Ahmad Syukran Baharuddin, Lecturer and Researcher

Faculty of Syariah and Law Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Wan Abdul Fattah Wan Ismail, Associate Professor

Faculty of Syariah and Law Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Fuadah Johari, Associate Professor

Fakulti Ekonomi dan Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Muhammad Aunurrochim Mas’ad, Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

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Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Baharuddin, A., Wan Ismail, W. A. F., Johari, F., & Mas’ad, M. A. (2018). A Preliminary Framework of Forensic Science Fundamentals Based on its Elements in Shariah Manuscripts. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 13(1), 76-85. Retrieved from http://jfatwa.usim.edu.my/index.php/jfatwa/article/view/155
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Seminar Papers