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Narratives of Islamic legal theory

Author: Rumee Ahmed
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford Islamic legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic conceptions of law and its role in social life. In this book, Rumee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: ??Abdalla??h Ibn-??Umar ad- Dabu??si??; Muḥammad Ibn-Aḥmad as- Saraḫsī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rumee Ahmed
ISBN: 9780199640171 0199640173
OCLC Number: 751832034
Description: x, 176 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From God's speech to Islamic law : defining the Qurʼān --
Re-creating the prophetic model --
The limits of considered opinion (Ra'y).
Series Title: Oxford Islamic legal studies.
Responsibility: Rumee Ahmed.

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In this book Rumee Ahmed shatters the prevailing misconceptions of the purpose and form of the Islamic legal treatise. Through a subtle interpretation of the work of major Islamic jurists, he reveals  Read more...

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