Introduction to Rijal Studies

Introduction to Rijal Studies

This course walks students through the Science of Rijal, the Biography of the Companions of Ahlulbayt (a).

Number of lessons
Number of lessons
phase 5
Lesson time
Lesson time
09:34 Hours

Examples of course topics

  • Why the Need for Rijal Studies
  • The Akhbari Claim
  • The Authority of Rijali Scholars (Part 1)
  • The Authority of Rijali Scholars (Part 2)
  • The Experts on Rijal
  • The Later Scholars of Rijal
  • Mass Authentications
  • Kamel al-Ziyarat
  • Tafsir Al-Qummi (Part 1)
  • Tafsir Al-Qummi (Part 2)
  • Course description

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The sources of Islamic Law are four: the Qur'an, the Sunnah, Logic, and Consensus. The most depended upon source is the Sunnah, which is the words, actions and tacit approval of the Prophet (s) and Ahlulbayt (a). The Sunnah has been passed on to us through traditions and narrations, but how can a jurist know the authenticity of such traditions? Rijal Studies helps us understand the correct methodology in which transmitters are authenticated and deemed reliable to transmit narrations. A total of 19 lessons were presented in the year 2018-2019. This course is instructed by Sayed Hossein al-Qazwini.

For over ten years, Sayed Hossein has studied in the Seminary of Karbala and the Seminary of Najaf. He has a number of publications on Islamic Law, Jurisprudence and the Science of Biography. He completed a BA in Islamic Studies from the University of California - Berkeley.

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