Dr. Haidar Hobballah presents on ‘The Theory of Qiyas and its transformations among the Imamis from the 4th to the 7th century AH’

Organised and managed by the Namā Institute for Studies and Research in Morocco, in collaboration with the University of Münster in Germany, the second international conference on jurisprudence and its historical developments was held via Zoom on Wednesday, 29th and Thursday, 30th of May 2024. The conference, titled “Jurisprudential Schools in the Classical Era: History and Society,” featured Dr. Haidar Hobballah delivering the opening speech on the first day with a lecture titled: “The Theory of Qiyas among the Imamis and Its Transformations from the 4th to the 7th Century AH.”

In his lecture, Dr. Hobballah discussed the differences in understanding the stance of the Ahl al-Bayt towards qiyas and the divisions among the Twelver Shia regarding the extent of rejecting qiyas in the 4th and 5th centuries. He elaborated on the Baghdad School’s position towards Ibn al-Junaid al-Iskafi and its strictness concerning qiyas. Additionally, he addressed the transformations in the Hillah School during the 7th and 8th centuries, which led to some modifications in the stance on qiyas and the acceptance of some of Ibn al-Junaid’s ideas, part of which were later propagated by Allamah al-Hilli in some of his works. The papers from this international conference will be published later in a book.