Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law

Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law

by Wael B. Hallaq, Hallaq Wael B.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521023939

ISBN-13: 9780521023931

Pub. Date: 11/17/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The author traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its early beginnings until the modern period. Initially, he focuses on the early formation of his theory, analysing its central themes and examining the developments which gave rise to a variety of doctrines. He concludes with a discussion of modern thinking about the theoretical foundations and methodology of…  See more details below

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The author traces the history of Islamic legal theory from its early beginnings until the modern period. Initially, he focuses on the early formation of his theory, analysing its central themes and examining the developments which gave rise to a variety of doctrines. He concludes with a discussion of modern thinking about the theoretical foundations and methodology of Islamic law. In organisation, approach to the subject and critical apparatus, the book is the first of its kind, and will be an essential tool for the understanding of Islamic legal theory in particular and Islamic law in general. This, in combination with an accessibility of language and style, will guarantee a readership among students and scholars and anyone interested in Islam and its evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521023931
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Juristic typologies: a framework for enquiry1
2Early ijtihad and the later construction of authority24
3The rise and augmentation of school authority57
4Taqlid: authority, hermeneutics, and function86
5Operative terminology and the dynamics of legal doctrine121
6The jurisconsult, the author-jurist, and legal change166
Summary and conclusions236
Bibliography242
Index261

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