Principles of Jurisprudence 1

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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.

Definition of the Science of Principles of Jurisprudence
Relationship Between the Science of Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and the Science of the Principles of Jurisprudence (Uṣūl)
Historical Development of the Science of the Principles of Jurisprudence
The Permissibility of the Procedure of Deduction
Legal Rulings and their Divisions
Types of Derivative Procedure
Type 1: Substantiating Arguments (al-Dillāt al-Muḥrizah)
Religious Evidence (al-Dalīl al-Shar‘ī)
Non-Verbal Religious Evidence (al-Dalīl al-Shar‘ī Ghayr al-Lafẓī)
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The module teacher for this subject is Mr. Roushandel and the text book for it is: Durus Mujazah fi ‘Ilma al-Rijal wa al-Dirayah. Al-Subhani, J. (2010). Qum: Al-Mustafa International Translation and Publication Centre.
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Enrolled: 36 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 9
Video: 9 hours
Level: Advanced