Islamic Legal Thought

A Compendium of Muslim Jurists

Edited by Oussama Arabi, Haigazian University, David S. Powers, Cornell University, and Susan A. Spectorsky, Queens College, City University of New York

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€181,00
$252.00
ISBN13: 
9789004254527
E-ISBN: 
9789004255883
Publication Date: 
September 2013
Format: 
Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xvi, 590 pp.
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ISSN: 
1384-1130
Volume: 
36

Alan Verskin, University of Rhode Island

In Islamic Law and the Crisis of the Reconquista, Alan Verskin examines the efforts of Islamic jurists to articulate a new law which would address the predicament of Muslims living under Christian rule in Iberia.
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Volume: 
39
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004283190
Expected: 
January 2015

Amr Osman, Qatar University

In this book, Amr Osman presents a new reading of both the history and doctrine of the Ẓāhirī madhhab, from its emergence in the 3rd/9th century to its demise in the 10th/16th century.
Series: 
Volume: 
38
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004276192
Publication date: 
July 2014

Edited by A. Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College, and Robert Gleave, University of Exeter, with an appreciation by Peter Sluglett, University of Utah

This book studies a range of Islamic texts, and employs contemporary legal, religious, and hermeneutical theory to study the methodology of Islamic law.
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Volume: 
37
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004264809
Publication date: 
May 2014

Sabrina Joseph

Drawing on Hanafi legal texts from Ottoman Syria between the 17th and early 19th centuries, this book examines how jurists balanced the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords on state and waqf lands, contributing in the process to the dynamism of the law and the adaptability and...
Series: 
Volume: 
35
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004228351
Publication date: 
May 2012

Guy Bechor

This volume compares the courtroom oaths of both Islamic and modern Egyptian legal systems, blending elements of legal history, comparative law, theology, philosophy and culture.
Series: 
Volume: 
34
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004209749
Publication date: 
December 2011

Aharon Layish

English translations of modern legal documents from the Judean Desert cast light on the Islamization of the tribal customary law in the tribal judge’s precinct. This book is intended for students of Islamic law, of customary law and comparative law, legal, social and economic historians,...
Series: 
Volume: 
33
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004201323
Publication date: 
July 2011

Muhammad Al Atawneh

This book examines Dār al-Iftā, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahhābī interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth...
Series: 
Volume: 
32
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004184695
Publication date: 
June 2010

Felicitas Opwis

Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maṣlaḥa as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God’s law.
Series: 
Volume: 
31
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004184169
Publication date: 
May 2010

Joseph E. Lowry

This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of Shāfiʿī’s Risāla and shows how Shāfiʿī sought to formulate an all-embracing hermeneutic that portrays the law as a tightly interlocking structure organized around defined interactions of the Qurʾ&...
Series: 
Volume: 
30
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004163607
Publication date: 
December 2007

Guy Bechor

The book examines the drafting of the Egyptian Civil Code of 1949, exposing its unknown sociological strata, under the leadership of Dr. ‘Abd al-Razzāq al-Sanhūrī, one of the most prominent jurist to emerge to date in the Arab world.
Series: 
Volume: 
29
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004158788
Publication date: 
November 2007

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