The conflicting interests of stability and change in law are a problem common to all the worlds’ legal system. But nowhere is the problem of adapting established law to the changing standards and values of society more acute than in contemporary Islam. Islamic law – as a manifestation of divine will – has know continuity and a settled form for more than then twelve centuries; the notion of permanence is therefore particularly deep-retied. And yet the impetus for social hinge, under the influence of western civilization, is equally strong. Consequently, Islamic Jurisprudence is seeking a basic system of principles with which to answer the needs of present –day Muslim society while preserving the continuity of traditional doctrines.