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Sharia and the making of the modern Egyptian : Islamic law and custom in the courts of Ottoman Cairo

Author: Reem A Meshal
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new study, the author examines sijills, the official documents of the Ottoman Islamic courts, to understand how sharia law, society, and the early-modern economy of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ottoman Cairo related to the practice of custom in determining rulings. In the sixteenth century, a new legal and cultural orthodoxy fostered the development of an early-modern Islam that broke new ground,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reem A Meshal
ISBN: 9789774166174 9774166175
OCLC Number: 837146591
Description: xi, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Empire in theory --
Custom in Sharia and in the Siyasat-i ilahi (Divine Siyasa) --
The construction of orthodoxy : Renewal (Tajdid) and Renunciation (Takfir) --
"This Sijill is a Hujja!" : mass producing documents in Ottoman Cairo --
The documented life --
The rights of God (Huquq Allah) : "a moral transgression but not a crime" --
The Rights of humans (Huquq al-Adamiyyin).
Other Titles: Islamic law and custom in the courts of Ottoman Cairo
Responsibility: Reem A. Meshal.
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"In this new study, the author examines sijills, the official documents of the Ottoman Islamic courts, to understand how sharia law, society, and the early-modern economy of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ottoman Cairo related to the practice of custom in determining rulings. In the sixteenth century, a new legal and cultural orthodoxy fostered the development of an early-modern Islam that broke new ground, giving rise to a new concept of citizens and their role. Contrary to the prevailing scholarly view, this work adopts the position that local custom began to diminish and decline as a source of authority. These issues resonate today, several centuries later, in the continuing discussions of individual rights in relation to Islamic law"--Unedited summary from book jacket.

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