The Origin of Law in Shi’ite Islam
Wassim S. Daher
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 25, 2012
Theology is the study that considers God as a cause beyond nature and adopts scientific reasoning and the natural laws. The paper endeavours to explain the source of Law in Islam from the perspective of the Shi’ite sect. This is supported by an extensive natural philosophy extracted from the Quran, Prophet, and Imams. The Latin West extracts Law from human experience and through human intellect. Their history is a migration from theologian Christianity to mechanistic philosophy that utilizes pure reason. It is logically unfeasible that human beings govern themselves in an unexplored multi-variable universe. Human endeavour should be redirected to the integration of their sciences to strengthen their relation with their Creator in an endeavour to enhance their understanding of the world they live in.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Islam, Law, Shiism, Shia, Theologyworking papers series
Date posted: November 3, 2012 ; Last revised: November 15, 2012
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