Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dar al-Ifta

Defining Islam for the Egyptian State: Muftis and Fatwas of the Dar al-Ifta

by Jacob Skovgaard-Petersen, J. Skovgaard-Petersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004109471

ISBN-13: 9789004109476

Pub. Date: 10/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The important issue of state-religion relationship in the Middle East is investigated through a sophisticated analysis of state fatwas and of the public and institutional role of the Egyptian State Mufti from 1895 to present.  See more details below

Overview

The important issue of state-religion relationship in the Middle East is investigated through a sophisticated analysis of state fatwas and of the public and institutional role of the Egyptian State Mufti from 1895 to present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004109476
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series, #59
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration
IIntroduction1
IIThe Background: 19th Century Political, Educational, Legal and Religious Developments36
IIICase Study I: The Telegraph and the New Moon80
IVThe Formation of the Dar al-Ifta 1895-1928100
V1928-1954: The Emergence of other Fatwa Bodies146
VI1954-1978: Muftis in Eclipse182
VII1970-1990: Islamization on the Agenda199
VIIIThe Dar al-Ifta Responds: Jadd al-Haqq (1978-1982)227
IXThe Dar al-Ifta Today: Sayyid Tantawi (1986-)251
XCase Study II: The Fatwa on Savings Certificates295
XICase Study III: Never Change your Sex in Cairo319
XIICase Study IV: Religion and Risk: Fatwas on Insurance335
XIIIConclusion374
App. AMuftis of the Egyptian Dar al-Ifta387
App. BThe Dar al-Ifta Records389
App. CFatwas on Insurance395
App. D. Glossary398
Bibliography401
Index413

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