In this text, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi has outlined the fundamentals of Shari’ah and how to live by the teachings and laws of Islam. He discusses Taqlid, understanding of the laws and the reasoning behind them, and even the concept of Ijtihad.
The present work attempts to familiarize the readers with the shari’ah, the Islamic legal system. Chapters One and Two define the need for the shari’ah and explain how a Muslim can live by following the shari’ah. Chapter Three is on taqlid: a process in which the lay Shi’ahs follow the legal opinions of a living mujtahid (the expert of shari’ah). Chapter Four deals with trend of rationalizing every shari’ ah law. Finally, Chapter Five, brings the reader closer to the system which a mujtahid uses in reaching to his opinions.
Table of Contents
How to Live by the Shari’ah?
Taqlid, Following The Expert
The Tendency of Rationalizing The Shari’ah Laws
The System of Ijtihad
A Look into the Future of Ijtihad
Title: An Introduction to The Islamic Shariah
Author: Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Rizvi
Publisher: Ansarian Publication
Pub. Date: 2014/04/17