This book provides a highly learned, stimulating and informative argument on the role of the constitutionalist ‘ulama in the Iranian constitutional revolution and the usuli theories that underpinned their understanding and arguments on the matter.
Substantially about the relation between the concept of constitutionalism and Islamic Law in general and how such relation is specifically reflected in the Shi’ite jurisprudence, this volume explores the juristic origins of constitutionalism, especially in the context of 1905 Constitutional Revolution in Iran. Boozari has introduced the most important fatwas issued by the religious leaders in support of constitutionalism during the 1905 revolution, unfolded their underpinning theories, and analyzed the juristic technicalities of the terms.
About the Author
Amir Hassan Boozari is Lecturer in Law at UCLA Law School, USA.
Table of Contents
Uṣūlī Jurisprudence and Reason
Authority: Theories, Models, Discords
The 1905 Constitutional Revolution: Shi’i Jurisprudence and Constitutionalism
Title: Shi’i jurisprudence and constitution : revolution in Iran
Author: Amir Hassan Boozari
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub. Date: 2012/12/26