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...
In the classical period of Islam, the term ijtihad was part of a longer formulation, namely: ijtihad bi al-ra’y, which means ‘putting in utmost effort in the exercise of...
This article will outline the salient features that characterise the Shi‘a community in the United States of America and will examine some of the recent juridical literature that...
The original in Arabic appeared under the title Ta'rikh hasr al-ijtihad a publication of Madrasat al-Imam al Mahdi ('a), Khunsar, and edited by...