What follows is a translation of the first, and part of the second, introductory discussions in the transcribed notes of al-Sayyid ʿAlī al-Ḥusaynī al-Sīstānī’s (b. 1930) advanced lectures on...
Anyone who ever takes the intellectual history of religion seriously is bound to deal with the notion of originality either directly or obliquely. And perhaps more than any other religion, the originality of Islam, of...
Law and theology in Islam, as for Christians in medieval Europe, have always had a symbiotic relationship. But whereas western Christians accorded a secondary holy status to the Emperor Justinian’s corpus juris civilis, Muslims could not...
This article attempts to portray the current scenario of studying usul al-fiqh in Malaysia particularly in the selected universities: University of Malaya (UM), National University of Malaysia (UKM), University of Islamic Sciences Malaysia (USIM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and...
This is a translation of one of the best-known academic works of the Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr. Written in plain language ...
Moral Rationalism and Shari'a is the first attempt at outlining the scope for a theological reading of Shari'a, based on a critical examination of...
The thesis aims at studying the growth and systematization of Shi'i Usul al-fiqh in the fifth century, A.H....
Clarity, Communication, and Understandability: Theorizing Language in al-Bāqillānī’s I’jāz al-Qur’ān and Usūl al-Fiqh Texts
This dissertation explores the intellectual contribution of Abū Bakr al-Bāqillānī (d. 403/1013), a preeminent scholar who was an influential participant in a diverse range of...
Uşūl al-Fiqh, the methodology of jurisprudence, which is usually – and inaccurately, if not incorrectly – translated “principles of jurisprudence,” is an Islamic science which is developed by Shiite scholars in...
When the first English version of Shiite uşūl al-fiqh in its both comprehensive and concise version was introduced by the book “An Introduction to Islamic Methodology of Jurisprudence (Uşūl al - Fiqh), necessity of preparing a glossary of...