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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...

January, 2017

  • 26 January

    Taqlid: Meaning and Reality

    Taqlid literally means “to follow (someone)”, “to imitate”. In Islamic legal terminology it means to follow a...

July, 2016

April, 2016

February, 2016

  • 14 February

    Book “Speaking for Islam, Religious Authorities in Muslim Societies”

    This book, which is edited by Gudrun Krämer and Sabine Schmidtke, is concerned with religious authorities, men and women claiming, projecting and exerting religious authority within a given context. Who speaks for Islam? To whom do Muslims turn when they look for guidance? To what extent do individual scholars and ...

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