The Resource Moral Rationalism and Shari'a : Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh

Moral Rationalism and Shari'a : Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh

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Moral Rationalism and Shari'a : Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh
Title
Moral Rationalism and Shari'a
Title remainder
Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Moral Rationalism and Sharī'a is the first attempt at outlining the scope for a theological reading of Sharī'a, based on a critical examination of why 'Adliyya theological ethics have not significantly impacted Shī'ī readings of Sharī'a. Within Shī'ī works of Sharī 'a legal theory (usūl al-fiqh) there is a theoretical space for reason as an independent source of normativity alongside the Qur'ān and the Prophetic tradition. The position holds that humans are capable of understanding moral values independently of revelation. Describing themselves as 'Adliyya (literally the people of Justice), this allows the Shī 'a, who describe themselves as 'Adiliyya (literally, the People of Justice), to attribute a substantive rational conception of justice to God, both in terms of His actions and His regulative instructions. Despite the Shī'ī adoption of this moral rationalism, independent judgments of rational morality play little or no role in the actual inference of Sharī 'a norms within mainstream contemporary Shī'ī thought. Through a close examination of the notion of independent rationality as a source in modern Shī'ī usūl al-fiqh, the obstacles preventing this moral rationalism from impacting the understanding of Sharī 'a are shown to be purely epistemic. In line with the 'emic' (insider) approach adopted, these epistemic obstacles are revisited identifying the scope for allowing a reading of Sharī'a that is consistent with the fundamental moral rationalism of Shī'ī thought. It is argued that judgments of rational morality, even when not definitively certain, cannot be ignored in the face of the apparent meaning of texts that are themselves also not certain. An 'Adliyya reading of Sharī'a demands that the strength of independent rational evidence be reconciled against the strength of any other apparently conflicting evidence, such that independent
  • judgments of rational morality act as a condition for the validity of precepts attributed to a just and moral God
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MiAaPQ
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Bhojani, Ali Reza
Dewey number
297.1/4
LC call number
KBP350 -- .B46 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Ser
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RELIGION / Islam / Shi'a
Label
Moral Rationalism and Shari'a : Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=2002018
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: in search of an ʿAdliyya reading of Sharīʿa -- 2 Reason as a source of Sharīʿa in uṣūl al-fiqh: al-dalīlal-'aqlī -- 3 The intelligibility of moral values in the history of Shīʿī theological thought -- 4 The nature of morality, rationality and independent judgements of rational morality in modern Shīʿī uṣūl al-fiqh -- 5 The authoritativeness of sources of Sharīʿa knowledge and the ḥujjiyya of al-ʿaql -- 6 Reassessing the obstacles to the impact of independent rationality -- 7 Conclusion: towards an ʿAdliyya reading of Sharīʿa -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317627555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2002018
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL2002018
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11038022
  • (CaONFJC)MIL753356
  • (OCoLC)905599891
Label
Moral Rationalism and Shari'a : Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul Al-Fiqh
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=2002018
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: in search of an ʿAdliyya reading of Sharīʿa -- 2 Reason as a source of Sharīʿa in uṣūl al-fiqh: al-dalīlal-'aqlī -- 3 The intelligibility of moral values in the history of Shīʿī theological thought -- 4 The nature of morality, rationality and independent judgements of rational morality in modern Shīʿī uṣūl al-fiqh -- 5 The authoritativeness of sources of Sharīʿa knowledge and the ḥujjiyya of al-ʿaql -- 6 Reassessing the obstacles to the impact of independent rationality -- 7 Conclusion: towards an ʿAdliyya reading of Sharīʿa -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317627555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC2002018
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL2002018
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11038022
  • (CaONFJC)MIL753356
  • (OCoLC)905599891

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