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Inevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shi'i Jurisprudence
     

Inevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shi'i Jurisprudence

by Robert Gleave
 

In this volume, two classical texts of legal theory (usūl al-fiqh) are analysed. The authors of these works belonged to two schools of Shī‘ī jurisprudence: Yūsuf al-Baḥrānī (d. 1186/1772) was a key figure in the Akhbārī school, and his adversary, Muḥammad Bāqir al-Bihbahāanī (d.

Overview

In this volume, two classical texts of legal theory (usūl al-fiqh) are analysed. The authors of these works belonged to two schools of Shī‘ī jurisprudence: Yūsuf al-Baḥrānī (d. 1186/1772) was a key figure in the Akhbārī school, and his adversary, Muḥammad Bāqir al-Bihbahāanī (d. 1206/1791-2) was credited with the revival of the Usūli school and the defeat of Akhbarism after Baḥrānī's death. Through a comparison of the two writers' theories, this work describes the major areas of dispute between the two schools, examining how their different epistemologies lead to different conceptions of the sources and interpretation of the Sharī‘a, God's law for humanity. This work will, then, be of interest to historians of Islamic thought generally, and Shī‘ī thought and Islamic legal theory, in particular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004115958
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Studies in Islamic Law and Society Series , #12
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gleave, Ph.D. (1996) in Islamic Studies, University of Manchester is Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Bristol. He has published on Twelver Shī‘ī thought, Islamic legal theory and co-edited Islamic Law: Theory and Practice (I B Tauris, 1998).

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