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Law, empire, and the sultan : Ottoman imperial authority and late Hanafi jurisprudence

Author: Samy A Ayoub
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press. copyright 2020
Series: Oxford islamic legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Présentation sur le site de l'éditeur : "This book is the first study of late Hanafism in the early modern Ottoman Empire. It examines Ottoman imperial authority in authoritative Hanafi legal works from the Ottoman world of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries CE, casting new light on the understudied late Hanafi jurists (al-muta'akhkhirun). By taking the madhhab and its juristic discourse as the central focus  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Law, Empire, and the Sultan : Ottoman Imperial Authority and Late Hanafi Jurisprudence / Samy A. Ayoub
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samy A Ayoub
ISBN: 9780190092924 0190092920
OCLC Number: 1222212970
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-194 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Note on Transliteration List of Figures About the Author Introduction Chapter 1. Ibn Nujaym: The Father of Late Hanafism? Chapter 2. "The Sultan Says": Ottoman Sultanic Authority in Late Hanafi Tradition Chapter 3. If Abu Hanifa Were Here: Authority, Continuity, and Revision in Late Hanafi Jurisprudence Chapter 4. Ottoman Rationale for Codification: The Mecelle Conclusion Appendix A. Examples of Early and Late Hanafi Opinions in Ibn Abidin's Hashiya Appendix B. Examples of Ma'rudat in al-Haskafi's al-Durr al-Mukhtar Appendix C. Examples of Early and Late Hanafi Opinions in Radd al-Muhtar Appendix D. Examples of Ma'rudat Abi al-Su'ud in Radd al-Muhtar Appendix E. Thematic Tables of the Mecelle Articles Bibliography
Series Title: Oxford islamic legal studies.
Responsibility: Samy A. Ayoub.


This book proposes that late Hanafi legal scholarship in the early modern period secured a role for the Ottoman sultanic authority in the process of lawmaking. It demonstrates that Hanafi jurists  Read more...


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