Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Legal Rulings Derived from Quranic Stories, Part II

Abstract: Can legal rulings be derived from Qur’anic stories? Much of the Qur’an comprises of stories on specific nations and prophets of God.  Based on narrations from the Ahlul Bayt, legal verses have indeed been derived from these universal stories. To demonstrate these rulings, the first part of this article used these narrations, using topics such as the permissibility of self-praise and dissimulation (taqiyya), and justifying punishment for the disabled and ill wrongdoers. This second part includes the implications or inspirations drawn from the Ahlul Bayt’s method of interpretation of Qur’anic stories.

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