HDS 3592

Does the Fiqh Know a Concept of Natural Law?

Baber Johansen


The first four sessions of the seminar will discuss different Natural Law concepts, from the Stoics to modern rational natural law. The rest of the seminar will be dedicated to the reading of usul al-fiqh texts dating from the 11th to the 17th centuries. These texts will be compared to our readings on Natural Law.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 10 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Islamic Civilization 221


0.50 credits
Spring 2013
Mon 4pm-6pm
Andover Hall Room 119

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Islam
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None