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Richard van Leeuwen
This study presents a new approach to the phenomenon of Muslim pious foundations, or waqfs, focussing on the evolution of the institution in the urban context and the elaboration of the legal framework to accommodate the urban system of control. Taking Damascus as an example, it is shown how the ...
A re-examination of the methodological structure of Islamic law and its relations with the political field. It poses the question of whether Islamic law was increasingly closed and rigid. Such closure in fact never took place. Flexibility remained extant via terms such as ijtihad, istihsan and 'urf.
A focus on the way in which Muslim scholars of the Hanafite school of Muslim law, from the 10th-12th centuries, adapted their legal norms to changing circumstances and distinguished between legal and ethical norms, religious and legal status, legal propositions and religious judgment. The ...
Sherman A. Jackson
A discussion of the constitutional jurisprudence of an important Egyptian jurist of the Mālikī school, Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī.
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