There were two types of ijāzas: an ijāza of ijtihād and an ijāza of riwaya. Modern researchers maintain that an ijāza of ijtihād permitted the holder to exercise ijtihād, and that attaining the ijaza was a prerequisite to...
What is the impact on Islamic traditional law, especially its political structure, of the modern concept of the state? Does the law emanate from the state or is it a direct directive from...
Expediency is one of the titles which have important statuses in the Islamic jurisprudence and its association with religious decrees is clarified while determining its concept and it specifies the authorities of...
For analyzing the factors effective on formation of Imam Khomeini’s political thoughts, it is necessary to study the personal, social and political affairs and...
The fourth/tenth century Shia theologian and jurist al-Shaykh al-Mufid discusses juristic authority in his main...
The Muʿtazilī and Zaydī Reception of Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī’s Kitāb al-Muʿtamad fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh:A Bibliographical Note
The Muʿtazilī and Zaydī Reception of Abū l-Ḥusayn al-Baṣrī’s Kitāb al-Muʿtamad fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh:A Bibliographical Note was written by...
This article addresses the differences between jurists of the three Shīʿī sects – Zaydīs, Ismāʿīlīs, and Twelver Shīʿīs – concerning the...
Crowdsourcing shari`a: Digital Fiqh and Changing Discourses of Textual Authority, Individual Reason, and Social Coercion
Using primary sources drawn from websites, blogs, and online message boards, I will explore the ways in which digital fiqh alters the prescriptive discourses of this...
The history of the Jaʿfarī Shiʿa Islamic School of Law from its Inception to the Occultation...
Muḥammad Taqī al-Mudarrisī’s maqāṣid al-sharīʿa paradigm is characterized as pragmatic epistemologically, more accessible and dynamic methodologically and employing a virtue ethic.