1 PhD Student in Department of Specialized Jurisprudence, Jurisprudence Higher Education Complex, Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Department of Jurisprudence and the Fundaments of Islamic Law, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran, and Vice-Chancellor of Fiqh Higher Education Complex



SUBJECT AND OBJECTIVES: Since freedom is one of the common desires of humanity and is rooted in human nature, there is a lot of literature about it. However, in Islamic jurisprudence, this word has a little history and it is referred to as a new issue. The debates raised by Islamic thinkers often do not look at the issue from a jurisprudential angle. This research tries to fill this gap. By emphasizing on Infallible imams school, the research describes the realm of freedom and its impact on contemporary life from a religious viewpoint with the aim of explaining the nature, limits and dimensions of freedom from a jurisprudential angle.
METHOD AND FINDING: By using the method of qualitative analysis and referring to the verses and narrations and the opinions and opinions of Shia jurists and thinkers, it has reached the following findings: A: The principle of freedom is approved by religion and the school of infallible imams. B: Only freedom that is in the service and in the direction of achieving worldly and hereafter happiness is approved. C: Freedom in Islam is a means, not a goal. D: Political freedom is compatible with the theory of religious democracy.
CONCLUSION: The article has concluded that the limit of human freedom in the school of infallible imams is where freedom becomes a barrier to the eternal happiness of an individual or human society.


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