Principles of Jurisprudence 1
This module aims to analyse legal tools employed by a jurist in deriving edicts from primary religious sources; and encourage students to critically evaluate contrasting perspectives held by jurists. Moreover, it will examine the implications of applying different theoretical positions to the process of deducing Islamic laws.
The syllabus for this and the other two Principles of Jurisprudence modules is based on what has now become a standard textbook of the Hawza in this field: Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr’s Al-Halaqat series. Principles of Jurisprudence 1 covers the first half of the first volume of this pioneering work.