Foundations of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Imāmī Shīʿī Legal Theory

Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥasan ibn Sadīd al-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Zayn al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn al-Muṭahhar al-Ḥillī
Introduction, Translation, and Arabic Critical Edition by Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi

The first work in the Classical Shīʿah Library, Foundations of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Imāmī Shīʿī Legal Theory, published in November 2016 in partnership with Brill, is a critical edition of the Arabic text with a parallel English translation of Mabādiʾ al-wuṣūl ilā ʿilm al-uṣūl by al-ʿAllāmah al-Ḥillī, introduced, edited and translated by Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi.

Al-ʿAllāmah al-Ḥillī participated in the leading debates of his day and applied his vast erudition in philosophy, logic, and theology to the paramount subject of jurisprudence. This text presents an exemplar of the rich revival of Shīʿī scholarship in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries of the Common Era.

Concise, yet comprehensive, this work sets the standard for the subsequent development and discussion of Imāmī Shīʿī legal theory, such that its influence can be traced through to modern times. This dual-text edition is indispensable for students and scholars of Imāmi Shīʿī jurisprudence.

Foundations of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Imāmī Shīʿī Legal Theory is available to purchase here.

ISBN: 978-90-04-31171-8 (Hardback)
ISBN: 978-90-04-31173-2 (Paperback)
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