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Contemporary Discussions in Shī ͑ī Legal Theory
In Visions of Sharīʿa Bhojani, De Rooij and Bohlander present the first broad examination of ways in which legal theory ( uṣūl al-fiqh) within Twelver Shīʿī thought continues to be a forum for vibrant debates regarding the assumptions, epistemology and hermeneutics of Sharīʿa in contemporary Shīʿī thought. Bringing together authoritative voices and emerging scholars, from both ‘traditional’ seminaries and ‘Western’ academies, the distinct critical insider and emic accounts provided develop a novel avenue in Islamic legal studies. Contextualised through reference to the history of Shīʿī legal theory as well as contemporary juristic practice and socio-political considerations, the volume demonstrates how one of the most intellectually vibrant and developed discourses of Islamic thought continues to be a key forum for exploring visions of Sharīʿa.

than “the Deputy ( nāʾib ) of the Imam.” 24 Al-Karakī’s main legal work, the Jāmiʿat al-maqāṣid , is a commentary on the ʿAllāma al-Ḥillī’s Qawāʿid al-aḥkām . It was written, so he tells us in a short preface, as a way to discharge some of his obligations towards the exalted, victorious, monarchical

In: Sociology of Shiʿite Islam
Author: Aiyub Palmer

Maqāsid al-Sharīʿa (Philosophy of Islamic Law). Khālid Zahrī has noted that al-Tirmidhī provides us with some of the earliest examples of writing in the field of Maqāsid al-Sharīʿa. 83 Some of al-Tirmidhī’s works that are representative of this group are ʿ Ilal al-sharīʿa 84 and Sharḥ al-salā wa

In: Sainthood and Authority in Early Islam: Al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī’s Theory of wilāya and the Reenvisioning of the Sunnī Caliphate
Author: Arjan Post

. 827 Al-Wāsiṭī, Qāʿida fī al-mathal al-aʿlā , p. 289. He likewise says that God can only be known, served, loved, feared, etc. by the most exalted similitude in his: Risālatuhu ilā al-shaykh al-Maghribī , p. 111; Qāʿida fī maqāṣid al-sālikīn , p. 68. 828 Al

In: The Journeys of a Taymiyyan Sufi
In: Ranks of the Divine Seekers