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The Economy of Certainty : An Introduction to the Typology of Islamic Legal Theory

Author: Aron Zysow
Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Lockwood Press, 2013.
Series: Resources in Arabic and Islamic studies, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aron Zysow's 1984 PhD dissertation, "The Economy of Certainty," remains the most important, compelling, and intellectually ambitious treatment of Islamic legal theory (usul al-fiqh) in Western scholarship to date. It continues to be widely read and cited, and remains unsurpassed in its incisive analysis of the fundamental assumptions of Islamic legal thought. Zysow's important work is published here in full, for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aron Zysow
ISBN: 9781937040093 1937040097
OCLC Number: 812255213
Description: xxvii, 330 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: The authentication of prophetic traditions --
Interpretation --
Consensus --
Analogy --
Ijtihād.
Series Title: Resources in Arabic and Islamic studies, no. 2.
Responsibility: Aron Zyzow.

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