For the month of August, we are featuring one, in-depth post by our guest editor, Professor Hossein Modarressi, of Princeton University, and will resume our regular schedule of guest editor contributions in September with the start of the new academic year. By Hossein Modarressi* This paper aims to demonstrate how a religious worldview on the … Continue reading Theology of Delegation and Its Impact on Islamic Legal Thought
Hossein Modarressi is the Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Professor of Islamic Law at Princeton University where he has taught since 1983. He attended the Islamic seminary at Qom (Iran) where he received a complete traditional Islamic education in Islamic philosophy, theology and law, ending with a certificate of ijtihād. He also … Continue reading Welcome to our August Guest Blogger: Hossein Modarressi
In chapter two of Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts, Hossein Modarressi examines procedural differences between criminal and ordinary courts during the ʿAbbāsid period. Read the chapter.