Jurisprudence of Art
The Islamic School of Art started research in the field of “religious jurisprudence of art” by building a research team in 2009, and undertook this endeavor along with its main activities. The results of these studies through six years have been presented in the form of an Ijtihad-level religious jurisprudence lesson at Faiziah School.
The two books derived from these lessons in ijtihad “Religious Jurisprudence of sculpture and image” and “Religious jurisprudence of music and enrapturing music”, as well as the book “Dialogue on religious jurisprudence of art” are among the published works of this collection which based on normative deductions has a critical approach to the famous fatwas as well as problem-solving resolutions to art.
The publication of these three books as a prelude prepared the ground for more interchange, until the scientific council of Conference on Religious Jurisprudence of Art, chaired by Ayatollah Alidoust was formed on May 2015, which has so far led two important and influential conferences biennially (on January 2016 and January 2018) and is scheduled to host the third conference on January 2020.
The major project of religious jurisprudence of art is to hold the Conference on Religious Jurisprudence of Art as its current top activity which pursues the following objectives:
Based on the framework defined by the major project of religious jurisprudence of art, two branches of the main issues and gaps have been identified in this field: one is the issues dealing with methodology, knowing of subjects, knowing of scope, and etc., which are under the title of “Philosophy of the religious jurisprudence of art”, and the other one concerns the old and new ancillaries of the faith; the old religious law requiring re-examination and the new issues being in demand to be researched in a wide range.
Browse through some of the accepted articles that have been published in Scientific journal of “Theology of Art“