Orientalism emerged as a discipline and produced massive literature on Islam and its different aspects. Orientalists claim that they have introduced and applied Scientific Research method and new research methodology in their research. According to them objectivity, honesty and impartiality are the main features of their methodology.Unfortunately their writings regarding Islam through all ages lack the mentioned features. Study of Orientalist's (of all times ) produced literature about Islam have some common and apparent aspects in their research methodology. In this article those common aspects which may be called major principles while studying Islam and its different fields are being discussed and analyzed which has been deducted after thorough study of literature produced by Orientalism.
Orientalism has contributed a lot to Islamic Sciences. Islamic law and its origin is one of the favourite areas of the Orientalists to research, they also have developed literature on Islamic law and its basis. Unfortunately, they ignored the Muslim's perspective and disfigured the reality about the origin and foundations of Islamic law. They emphasized that Islamic law contains foreign cultural influences. It has been claimed by the Orientalist's Scholarship that Islamic law shows undeniable traces of influence of Roman law. But they do not have sufficient evidences to prove their standing right. In this article Orientalist's viewpoint is being critically analyzed.