Question: Given that for the most part most civil dealings in Islamic law are defined by the limitations placed on them, not the rights set out by them, would it be safe to say that primary sources of Islamic law set out boundaries for substantive law, while leaving the boundaries of natural law open to interpretation?
For discussion: Substantive vs. Natural Law in Islamic legal theory
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