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Doubt in Islamic law : a history of legal maxims, interpretation, and Islamic criminal law

Author: Intisar A Rabb
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
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This book considers the rarely studied but pervasive concepts of doubt that medieval Muslim jurists used to resolve problematic criminal cases.
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Rabb, Intisar A.
Doubt in Islamic Law : A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Intisar A Rabb
ISBN: 9781139953054 1139953052 9781316204702 1316204707
OCLC Number: 898770281
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 414 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Islamic institutional structures and doubt, first/seventh-tenth/sixteenth centuries. 1. The god of severity and lenity ; A. The recurring case of Mā'iz ; B. Foundations beneath Mā'iz: Islamic criminal law ; C. Debates about Mā'iz ; 2. The rise of doubt ; A. The canonization of doubt: judicial practice ; B. The textualization of doubt: foundational text ; C. The interpretation of doubt: on institutional structures and legitimacy --
Part II. Morality and social context, first/seventh-fifth/eleventh centuries. 3. Hierarchy and Hụdūd laws ; A. Early Islamic values: egalitarianism and deterrence ; B. Social status and political power: overcriminalization of political opponents ; C. Hierarchy in Hụdūd laws: undercriminalization of the elite ; 4. Doubt as moral concern ; A. Hụdūd enforcement: moral egalitarianism and divine legislative supremacy ; B. Hụdūd avoidance: death is different and other moral concerns ; C. The generalization of doubt: legitimacy and moral concern --
Part III. The jurisprudence of doubt, second/eighth-tenth/sixteenth centuries. 5. Early doubt: doubt as an element of Islamic criminal law ; A. Early Hạnafī criminal law ; B. Early Mālikī criminal law ; C. Early Shāfi'ī criminal law ; 6. Sunnī doubt: substantive, procedural, and interpretive doubt ; A. HạnafīĪ doubt: attention to subjectivity and intent ; B. MālikīĪ and Shāfi'īĪ doubt: accommodation of legal pluralism ; C. Fault lines: strict liability as definitions of moral values --
Part IV. Interpretive authority, second/eighth-tenth/sixteenth centuries. 7. Against doubt: strict textualism in opposition to doubt ; A. Hạnbalī doubt: strict textualism, constrained discretion ; B. Zạ̄hirī doubt: stricter textualism, barred discretion ; C. Textualism vs. doubt ; 8 Shī'ī doubt: dueling theories of delegation and interpretation ; A. Rationalist thrust: a presumption of nonliability and legality ; B. Traditionalist parry: one right answer as text ; C. Rationalist riposte: one right answer as revelation before reason --
Conclusion: doubt in comparative and contemporary context --
Appendices. Appendix A. Hạdīth versions of the doubt canon (with isnāds/ chains of transmission) ; Appendix B. Early cases on Hụdūd enforcement and avoidance ; Appendix C. On the rise of Islamic legal maxims: a prehistory of doubt --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Intisar A. Rabb.

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