The Importance of Context

The great scholar, Ibn Daqīq Al-ʿĪd, said:

Indeed, the context is a means of getting clarity about generalities, specifying ambiguities, and laying down for [any particular] speech [the meaning] that was intended by it.

Understanding that is a major principle from among the [various] principles of Uṣūl Al-Fiqh [Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence] [. . .].

Iḥkām Al-Aḥkām, vol. 2, p. 216, as quoted by Shaikh ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī.

Source: @dr_albukhary. 24 Aug 21. 18:48 GMT+3.