october, 2019

201910oct4:00 pm6:00 pmIslamic Law and History: Youcef Soufi—The End of Critical Islam4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Institute of Islamic Studies, 170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto Event Organized By: Institute of Islamic Studies

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This talk recasts the classic debate on the closure of the gates of ijtihād as the closure or end of a culture of critical Islam. By critical Islam, I mean a legal culture in Iraq and Persia in which continual re-examination of legal proofs across space and time was necessary to the juristic craft. My talk shows this critical culture was undercut within the Shāfi‘ī school by the emergence of a new conception of decaying time among 13thcentury Mamluk jurists. This new conception of time forced a semantic change in the foundational concepts underlying the culture of critical Islam—ijtihād, madhhab, taqlīd, qiyās,and sharī‘a, spelling the end of critical debate among Shāfi‘īs.

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(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Institute of Islamic Studies

170 St. George Street, Jackman Humanities Bldg, Suite 530, Seminar Room, Toronto

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