Studies in Islamic Legal Theory

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Bernard G. Weiss
BRILL, 2002 - 437 pages
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This volume is unique as a collection of studies devoted entirely to topics and issues in the field of Islamic legal theory and authored by fourteen scholars known for their work in this field. The studies deal with such topics as early notions of charismatic authority, hermeneutic techniques in Sh?fic?'s "Ris?lah," uses of the term "sunnah" in the ninth century A.H., evidence for the emergence of "us?l al-fiqh" as a genre of legal literature in the ninth century, the function of "us?l al-fiqh" in relation to legal practice, theological ramifications of issues in "us?l al-fiqh," Sh?c? attitudes to "qiy?s," the structure of juristic authority within the "madhhab," "us?l al-fiqh" as an instrument of reform, the place of "qaw?cid" within Islamic legal theory. These studies are followed by a discussion among the authors.
 

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May God's peace,ease ,blessings and all goodness to everyone of us. SubhanAllah, Glory to God that the text is so nicely presented in English that touched the heart of the reader.May God grant the translator all goodness.Ameen.The book shall undoubtedly create a sensible wave in the minds of the readers of other religion also who really are looking for a divine feeling in respect of dealing with complicated legal affairs of life.
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Contents

Jonathan E Brockopp
3
Joseph Lowry
24
Susan Spectorsky
52
Christopher Melchert
74
Devin Stewart
99
Mohammad Fadel
161
Sherman A Jackson
177
A Kevin Reinhart
205
A ran ysow
235
Gleave
267
Bernard G Weiss
293
Wael B Hallaq
317
Bernard Haykel
337
Woljhart P Heinrichs
365
Aha Discussion
385
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Bernard G. Weiss, Ph.D. (1966) in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Utah.

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