Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is one of the best-known textbooks written by the late Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1934-1980). The current volume, the first in a three-volume series, is written in plain language to introduce beginners to the science of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence (usul). Orginally entitled Durus fi 'Ilm al-Usul (Discources on the Science of the Principles of Jurisprudence), but normally known as Halaqat al-Usul (Discourse on the Principles of Jurisprudence), the book was a revolutionary attempt to innovative and systematic presentation of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence. In the current volume, the late Ayatullah al-Sadr expounds on the discipline of usul and responds to the latest debates and challenges. It was no wonder that following its publication this work replaced other standard textbooks which had hitherto been used to teach the principles of jurisprudence.
About the Author
Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr born in a family of religious scholars in Kazimayn, Iraq, in 1931. As a young seminarian, he attended the courses of various great teachers, attaining the distinquished rank of mujtahid at the age of 30. In his writings, he sought to formulate an Islamic response to the most serious challenges of modernity. He was arrested by Iraq's Ba'thist regime on April 5, 1980, and executed without trail three days later. The editor, Hamid Algar, is Professor of Persian and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published widely on both Sufism and Shi'ism. He has also written a biographical introduction to the book.
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence: According to Shi'i Law P/B
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is one of the best-known textbooks written by the late Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1934-1980).
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Islamic Publications International (September 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1889999369
- ISBN-13: 978-1889999364
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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