HSC212 – Demonstrative Jurisprudence 1
This module will introduce students to the process of deriving Islamic laws from the primary sources; and train students in critically reading and analysing selected excerpts from a leading Hawza text of Demonstrative Jurisprudence. It will provide students with a critical understanding of Shia law and jurisprudence.
The syllabus for all three Demonstrative Jurisprudence modules is based on what has now become a standard textbook of the Hawza in this subject: Baqir al-Irawani’s Durus Tamhidiyyah fi al-Fiqh al-Istidlali. The present module covers selections from volume one of this four-volume work. It should be noted that although some of the syllabus topics below resemble those of the Islamic Laws module in that they concern rulings for the main ritual acts of worship, this module requires a different approach and depth of study, with a focus on the process of Islamic law derivation and the justifications for the rulings.
- Definition, sources and historical development of Islamic Jurisprudence
- Laws pertaining to and jurisprudential evidence for:
- Prayer o Fasting
- Alms Tax (Zakat)
- One-fifth Tax (Khums)
- Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil