This book attempts to correct misconceptions about Islamic law, first by giving a brief account of...
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...
In Rule-Formulation and Binding Precedent in the Madhhab-Law Tradition, Talal Al-Azem argues for the existence of a madhhab-law tradition’ of jurisprudence underpinning the four...
The present paper seeks to assess various views from Islamic jurists relating to human cloning, which is one of the...
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...
This article touches upon two subjects: Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Usul of Fiqh (Principles of Fiqh). Fiqh – the profound understanding of religious rulings - is the most comprehensive subject in...
The sources of ijtihad according to Shi'ah and the Ahl al Sunnah, put together, are: the Book, the Sunnah, ijma’ (consensus), ‘aql (reason), qiyas (analogy), istihsan, masalih mursalah, istislah, sadd al dhara'i’, fath al dhara'i; madhhab al sahabi, shari’at al salaf, ‘urf, istidlal, and...
In this article the writer intend to consider briefly the concept, definition, and types of ijtihad and then examine briefly the criteria and justification of takhti’ah and taswib according to both Shi‘a and...
This article will explore how modernity has impinged on the classical formulation of Islamic law and how the intersection of shari’a and modernity has forced Muslim jurists to...
The author reports on every opinion of Islamic Laws from five Schools of Islamic thought i.e. Hanafi, Shafe'ie, Humbali, Maliki and Jafari, as...