Definition of "Al-maslahah"
Lit: Utility, benefit. Tech: Exigencies which necessitate protection of faith, life, progeny, property and rationality. Al-maslahah is the basic consideration in the formulation of law in Islam. Those acts or omissions that cause harm to any of the above named five masalih are known as al-mafasid and enactment against them becomes obligatory in the Islamic state.