Foundations of Jurisprudence - An Introduction to Imami Shi'i Legal Theory
Foundations of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Imami Shi'i Legal Theory is a critical edition of the Arabic text with a parallel English translation of Mabadi' al-wusul ila 'ilm al-usul by al-'Allamah al-Hilli, introduced, edited and translated by Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi.
Al-'Allamah al-Hilli 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 Shi'i 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 Imami Shi'i legal theory, such that its influence can be traced through to modern times. This dual-text edition is indispensable for students and scholars of Imami Shi'i jurisprudence.