The MA Judicial Jurisprudence program is a specialized course during which the students acquire a deep understanding about general and specialized course units of judicial jurisprudence and after successful completion of the program they will receive MA in Judicial Jurisprudence.
Program’s General Objectives:
Training specialists in judicial jurisprudence
Training lecturers for international seminary schools and universities
Training researchers in the field of judicial jurisprudence
Note: the meaning taken here by disseminator is someone who delivers the message of religion
Making the jurisprudential theories practical through presenting them in judicial system and Islamic criminal law
Training talented students in the fields of judgment and legal procedure
Answering the new questions and doubts regarding Islam’s legal system and critical analysis of the common legal systems
Training talented students for advancing to doctoral level
Educational Goals and Policies:
Expanding the domain of reasoning jurisprudential issues to the modern judicial subjects
Deepening and expanding the jurisprudence of judicial issues and becoming familiar with the method of discovering judicial laws
Providing the grounds for the growth of experts (researchers and lecturers) in the judicial jurisprudence issues and based on the regional needs and situations is different parts of the world
Developing the ability of students in removing doubts about Islam’s judicial laws
Developing the research skills and encouraging them to do research through allocating 30% of the credits to research works
Providing critical understanding of the judicial jurisprudence subject
Developing the skills in authoring, teaching, and translating and using relevant technical texts
Allocating a minimum of the credits to seminary subjects in order to develop the seminary side of the researchers
Internalizing moral and spiritual characters in the learners
Having attention to regional needs of the learners
The students should hold BA in Jurisprudence and Principles of Islamic Law
Note: Students with different BA should pass the entrance test and prerequisites if they aim to do MA Judicial Jurisprudence.
There are a total of 94 credits units studied over 8 semesters.
Theoretical and practical credits are16 and 32 hours respectively studied over 16-week semesters
Importance and Necessity:
The constant increase in social and individual issues and the necessity of responding to these issues by religious scholars have necessitated the expansion of jurisprudence in relation to the changes and developments of the events. The expansion can not be achieved unless jurisprudence knowledge became a specialized course. And one of the major fields in jurisprudence is judicial laws.
Accordingly, the Al-Mustafa International University, as per its mission, has organized the specialized program concentrating on judicial jurisprudence. It is hoped that through provision of the grounds, the field of jurisprudence could fulfill the jurisprudential requirements in the field of worshipping jurisprudence.
Role and Effectiveness:
Since the graduates have acquired a critical understanding of jurisprudence, they can answer the questions and doubts raised about Islam’s religious laws; they can also critically analyze the religious laws in other religions and sects practiced throughout the world. Also, giving judgment by non-official individuals has been common among in Islamic countries particularly the followers of Ahl-e Bayt would resort to the religious scholars to solve their disputes. Therefore, the graduates of this program can become effective legal advisors serving their fellow people and also they can work with universities and expand the Imamiyeh Jurisprudence in the judicial section.