The Position and Application of Jurisprudential Expedience in the Media

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 PhD Stuent in Department of Jurisprudence and the Fundaments of the Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Theology and Islamic Maaref, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Department of Jurisprudence and the Fundaments of the Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Theology and Islamic Maaref, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

10.22034/jpl.2021.10978.1020

Abstract

In the present day, the media is one of the most important and influential means of social communication from the viewpoint of Shi'a religious jurisprudence. On the other hand, one of the sciences that can set norms for the media considering its universality is the science of “Religious jurisprudence”. Among the religious jurisprudential propositions, the “expedience” rule can have the most impact on setting the norm for the media. Accordingly, the main question of this research is, “what is the status and use of the expedience institute in the media?” The research hypothesis is that expedience is the most important rule governing the media and its activities, which used the documentary method to investigate this hypothesis. The findings of this research are that the element of expedience in the media determines the propagation of news and information. It was also found that maintaining the country's livelihood and political system, justice and security are among the most important incentives, which are the most important materials that should govern media activities in order not to harm one of them. Therefore, this article is organized to explain the concept of religious jurisprudential expedience in the media and to study the motivations and introduce the expedience determining reference in the media.

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