Fiqh is briefly defined as "the knowledge of inferring (istinbāṭ) aḥkām sharʻī". The term istinbāṭ (inference) literally means appearing after being hidden, so extracting water from the depth of a well is called nibṭ. Therefore extracting and discovering aḥkām sharʻī from...
Ijtihad in Twelver Shiism: The Interpretation and Application of Islamic Law in the Context of Changing Muslim Society
The purpose of the thesis is to investigate whether Islamic laws, without relaxing the nature of the Shari 'a, could be expanded and adapted to meet the changing needs of modem Muslim societies....
The paper, titled "Thou Shalt Emulate the Most Knowledgeable Living Cleric: Redefinition of Islamic Law and Authority in Usuli Shi‘ism," analyses the reconceptualization of Islamic law and authority as defined by Murtada al-Ansari...
Review on the Book “Kirmānī Shaykhism and the Ijtihād: A Study of Abū al-Qāsim Khān Ibrāhīmī’s Ijtihād wa Taqlīd”
Denis Hermann’s Kirmānī Shaykhism and the Ijtihād: A Study of Abū al-Qāsim Khān Ibrāhīmī’s Ijtihād wa Taqlīd is a valuable and welcome addition to the existing scholarship on Shaykhī studies...
Islamic law, and criminal law in particular, have been closed since its heyday of legal scholarship to external influences and new theoretical arguments and constructs...
Written from the internal viewpoint of Muslims, the book discusses the resurgence that Islamic law is experiencing in...
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...
The following translated passages come from a larger work in Arabic by Sayyid Muḥammad Saeed al-Ḥakim in which he...
In this path-breaking new book, the author shows how authority guaranteed both continuity and change in Islamic...
It is important to mention a basic thing that blindly following the views and manners of anyone completely is...