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August, 2019

February, 2019

  • 26 February

    Two Shi‘i Jurisprudential Methodologies to Address Medical and Bioethical Challenges

    The legal-ethical dynamism in Islamic law which allows it to respond to the challenges of modernity is said to reside in the institution of ijtihād (independent legal thinking and hermeneutics). However, jurists like Mohsen Kadivar and Ayatollah Faḍlalla have argued that the “traditional ijtihād” paradigm has reached its limits of ...

January, 2019

  • 25 January

    Al-Shahāda al-Thālitha in Shia Jurisprudence

    It is famously held that the Third Testimony (Al-Shahāda al-Thālitha) entered the Shiite adhan since the Safavid era. However, there is evidence that it was recited in adhans prior to this era in different regions. For example...

  • 6 January

    Predicting the Jumada al-Awwal Crescent according to Shiʻa Marjas’ Fatwas

    Certain factors are at play for sighting the crescent on the first night of the month. These factors include “the time when the sun and the moon sets”, “the interval between the setting of the two”, “the coordinates of the sun and...

December, 2018

  • 29 December

    Book: Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam, Past and Present

    This collection of case studies, covering the period from classical Islam to the present, and taken from across the Shiʿi Islamic world, reflects on the roles that women have played in exercising religious authority across time and...

  • 24 December

    The Life of Two Mujtahidahs: Female Religious Authority in 20th Century Iran

    The present chapter introduces two Iranian female mujtahidahs, Nuṣrat Amīn (1886 - 1983) and Zuhrah Ṣifātī (1948 - ), who represent like few other contemporaries the status of female religious authority in 20th century Iran, divided by the...

  • 9 December

    Video: Is Khums Obligated on Me?

    “Khums” literally means “one-fifth” (or 20%). In Islamic legal terminology, it means “one-fifth of certain items which a person acquires as wealth, which must be paid as an Islamic tax”. The Qur’an mentions this tax in Surah Anfal verse number 41: “Know that whatever thing you acquire as profit, a fifth of it ...

  • 8 December

    Marrying Fatimid Women: Legal Theory and Substantive Law In Shī’ī Jurisprudence

    In this essay, the writer examines one area of substantive law (furū' al-flqh) which figured prominently in the Akhbārī-Uṣūlī dispute in Shī̒̒'ī legal history: the legality of the marriage of one man to two women descended from the daughter of the...

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Human Cloning from Shia Jurisprudential Point of View. Part 2

    Human cloning is of the issues that have recently come to the fore. As examining an issue in jurisprudence is impossible before shading light on its all corners, exploring its inner and outer aspects, and defining its good and bad consequences; the religious researchers and...

September, 2017

  • 2 September

    Brain Death;Dead or not Dead??

    Religiously, death occurs when the soul departs from the body. If one acts righteously and adheres to his religious obligations his soul will be removed gently from his body, but if one fails to do so his soul will be...

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