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Tag Archives: Mujtahid

April, 2018

January, 2018

  • 22 January

    Marjaiyya in Iraq and Iran

    Marja' is a mujtahid who is followed by a number of the Shi'as, that is, some Shi'as practice their religious acts in accordance with that of mujtahid's jurisprudential views (that is, fatwas) and pay their judicial alms (al-wujuhat) to him or his representatives. To follow a religious scholar in...

August, 2017

  • 3 August

    Article: Shi‘i ‘Ulama and Ijāza during the Nineteenth Century

    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...

  • 3 August

    A Dialogue on Taqleed according to Ayatollah Sistani’s Islamic Law

    Taqleed is the following, by a lay person, of a Jurist in matters of religious practice. Thus, you apply the Jurist’s legal opinion (fatwa). It is as if you have put the responsibility squarely on the Jurist’s shoulders, in that he will stand accountable before Allah insofar as your compliance with...

May, 2017

March, 2017

  • 9 March

    Article: Ijtihad: Takhti’ah or Taswib

    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...

  • 1 March

    Thou Shalt Emulate the Most Knowledgeable Living Cleric

    This paper analyses the reconceptualization of Islamic law and authority as defined by Shaykh Murtada al-Ansari the influential scholar and first sole supreme exemplar of the...