An Introduction to Futurology in the Islamic Management System by Investigating the Methodology of Futurology and Ijtihad in Imamieh Jurisprudence


1 PhD Candidate of Futurology at Imam Khomeini International University of Qazvin

2 Proessor of Political Sciences at Imam Khomeini International University of Qazvin


Like any other management system, the Islamic management system must have a look ahead and consider the issue of future. The emphatic view of the Islamic religion on futhurism adds to the importance of this issue. All management systems address future through the science of futurology. In order to make use of futurology in the Islamic management system, it is necessary to consider the foundations of this science (including its methodology) to test the possibility of using futurology in Islamic future studies. This research is intended to investigate the possibility of Islamic futurology in the Islamic management system by studying its methodology of futurology (in terms of methodological requirements). This is conducted by a comparative study with Ijtihad in Imamieh jurisprudence. This research employs meta-synthesis method, comparative study and the panel of experts. The results indicated that, the methodology of Ijtihad (as a method of deducing religious judgments in Imamieh jurisprudence) can respond to a large part of the requirements of the methodology of futurology (even more than other paradigms). Secondly, on the process realization of futurology in the Islamic management system, a certain level of appropriateness is required for consistency in the methodology between futurology and the method of Ijtihad in the Islamic studies.


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