Ali SyedAli Syed is a Visiting Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies. He completed his undergraduate Islamic Studies in January of 2018 in Qum. He also concurrently completed his Masters in Islamic Studies in 2018 from The Islamic College of England. Currently he is in the post-graduate stage of his studies in a seminary in Qom, with a focus on philosophy of Islamic law and Occidentology. His primary areas of interest are history, Islamic law and legal theory.
This article examines the theological principle of “divine laws are subordinate to benefits and harms” in context of Imāmī Shīʿi legal theory.[...]