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Dr Haidar Hobballah

Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies & Head of the Department of Hadith and History

Dr Haidar Hobballah completed his introductory and intermediate levels of hawza studies in 1995 at the age of 22 and went on to undertake advanced studies with Sayyid Mahmud al-Hashimi al-Shahroudi. In 2004, Dr Hobballah graduated with a master’s degree in Quranic and Hadith Studies from the college of Usul al-Din. Thereafter, he received another masters in Islamic Law from al-Mustafa International University in 2016. He received his PhD in Comparative Religions and Christian Theology from the University of Religions and Denominations in 2020. Amongst his notable teachers are Sayyid Mahmud al-Hashimi al-Shahroudi, Shaykh Hussain al-Najati, Shaykh Baqir al-Irawani, Shaykh Wahid al-Khurasani, and Shaykh Abdullah Jawadi Amuli.

As well as his hawza studies, Dr Hobballah worked as the editor in chief of various academic journals such as al-Minhāj al-Bayrūtiyya, Nuṣūṣ Muʿāṣira, and al-Ijtihād wa-l-Tajdīd. He was previously a member of the editorial board of the journal of Fiqh Ahl al-Bayt al-Takhaṣṣuṣiyya. He has authored two dozen books and numerous articles in the fields of jurisprudence, legal theory, theology, philosophy, and Quranic and hadith studies. Dr Hobballah taught intermediate level classes in the hawza for more than 15 years and began teaching advanced classes (baḥth khārij) in 2005 at the Hawza of Qom in jurisprudence, legal theory, hadith, and the study of narrators. In addition to his teaching and publications, he has also supervised many masters and doctoral theses in the seminary of Qom, al-Mustafa University, the University of Religions and Denominations, and the College of Usul al-Din.

At Al-Mahdi Institute, he is the Head of the Department of Hadith and History and a Lecturer in Hadith Studies.

 

Publications:

Al-Taʿaddudiyya al-dīniyya: naẓra fī al-madhhab al-blūrālī (Religious Pluralism: Observations on the Pluralist) (Beirut: Markaz al-Ghadīr li-l-Dirāsāt al-Islāmiyya, 2001)

ʿIlm al-kalām al-muʿāṣir: qirāʾa tārīkhiyya manhajiyya (Contemporary Theology: A Systematic Historical View) (Qom: al-Markaz al-ʿĀlimī li-l-ʿUlūm al-Islāmiyya, 2003)

Buḥūth fī al-fiqh al-zirāʿī: taqrīr baḥth al-marjʿa al-dīnī al-Sayyid Maḥmūd al-Hāshimī al-Shāhrūdī (Research on Agricultural Jurisprudence: Transcripts from the Lessons of al-Sayyid Maḥmūd al-Hāshimī al-Shāhrūdī) (Qom: Muʾassasat Dāʾirat Maʿārif Fiqh al-Islāmī, 2005)

Naẓariyyat al-sunna fī al-fikr al-Imāmī al-Shīʿī: al-takawwun wa al-ṣayrūra (The Concept of Sunnah in Imami Shiʿi Thought: Formation and Development) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2006)

Masʾalat al-manhaj fī al-fikr al-dīnī: waqafāt wa mulāḥaẓāt (The Issue of Methodology in Religious Thought: Observations) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2007)

Buḥūth fī fiqh al-ḥajj (Research into the Jurisprudence of Hajj) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2010)

Ḥujjiyyat al-sunna fī al-fikr al-Islāmī: qirāʾa wa taqwīm (Probative Value of the Sunnah in Islamic Thought – A Reading and Valuation) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2011)

Fiqh al-amr b-l-maʿrūf wa al-nahī ʿan al-munkar (Jurisprudence of Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2011)

Dirāsāt fī al-fiqh al-Islāmī al-muʿāṣir (Studies in Contemporary Islamic jurisprudence (5 vol.) (n.p. Dār al-Fiqh al-Islāmī al-Muʿāṣir, 2011)

Durūs tamhīdiyya fī tārīkh ʿilm al-rijāl ʿind al-Imāmiyya (Introductory Lessons on the History of ‘Ilm al-Rijal in the Imamiyyah School) (transcribed by Ahmed bin Abd al-Jabbar al-Sumain) (n.p. Dār al-Fiqh al-Islāmī al-Muʿāṣir, 2012)

Iḍāʾāt fī al-fikr wa al-dīn wa al-ijtimāʿ (Illuminations in Thought, Religion and Society) (5 vol.) (Beirut: Markaz al-Buḥūth al-Muʿāṣira, 2013-2014)

Ḥiwārāt wa liqāʾāt fī al-fikr al-dīnī al-muʿāṣir (Dialogues in Contemporary Religious Thought) (Beirut: Markaz al-Buḥūth al-Muʿāṣira, 2014)

Al-Madkhal ilā mawsūʿat al-ḥadīth al-nabawī ʿind al-Imāmiyya: Dirāsa fī ḥadiīth al-Imāmī (Introduction to Prophetic Hadith as per the Imamiyyah: An Imami Shiʿi Hadith Study) (Beirut: Markaz al-Buḥūth al-Muʿāṣira, 2014)

Risāla salām al-madhhabī (A Message of Sectarian Peace) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2015)

Ḥujjiyyat al-ḥadīth (The Probative Force of Hadith) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2016)

Al-Ḥadīth al-sharīf: ḥudūd al-marjaʿiyya wa dawāʾir al-iḥtijāj (Hadith: The Limits of Referability and the Extent of Authority) (2 vols.) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2017)

Manṭiq al-naqd al-sanadī: buḥūth fī qawāʿid al-rijāl wa al-jarḥ wa-al-taʾdīl (The Logic of Critiquing Chains – Discussions on Principles of al-Rijāl, al-Jarḥ and al-Taʿdīl (3 vols.) (Beiurt: al-Intishārāt al-ʿArabī, 2017)

Shumūl al-sharīʿa, buḥūth fī madiyyāt al-marjaʿiyya al-qānūniyya bayn al-ʿaql wa al-waḥy (Comprehensiveness of the Shari’ah – Discussions on Extents of Legal Reference Between Intellect and Revelation) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2018)

Fiqh al-maṣlaḥa: madkhalān li-naẓariyyat al-maqāṣid wa ijtihād al-mabādiʾ wa al-ghāyāt (The Jurisprudence of Public Interest: An Introduction to Theory of Maqāṣid and Juristic Derivations based on Principles and Purposes) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2019)

Qawāʿid fiqh al-ʿalāqa maʿa al-ākhar al-dīnī, dirāsa fī ḍawʿ al-naṣṣ al-Islāmī wa al-Masīḥī (Jurisprudential Maxims for Relationships with Other Religions: A Study in Light of Islamic and Christian Texts) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2020)

Fiqh al-aṭʿima wa al-ashriba (The Jurisprudence of Consumables and Drinks) (3 vols.) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2020)

Al-Ijtihād al-maqāṣidī wa al-manāṭī: al-masārāt wa-al-uṣūl wa al-ʿawāʾiq wa al-taʾthīrāt (Maqāṣidī  and manāṭī ijtihād: Paths, Principles, Barriers, and Effects) (2 vols.) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2020)

Madkhalun ilā al-waḥy wa bashariyyat al-lafẓ al-Qurʾānī (An Introduction to Revelation and the Humanity of the Qurʾānic Language) (Beirut: Dār Rawāfid, 2021)

Fiqh al-ḥarb wa al-salām fī al-sharīʿa al-Islāmīya (The Jurisprudence of War and Peace in Islamic Sharīʿa( (3 vols.)

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