Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500
  • Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500
  • Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500

Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500

by David S. Powers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521816912

ISBN-13: 9780521816915

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

David Powers analyzes the application of Islamic law through six cases which took place during the period 1300 to 1500 in the Maghrib. The source for these disputes are fatwas issued by the muftis, which Powers uses to situate each case in its historical context and to interpret the principles of law. He demonstrates that, contrary to popular stereotypes, muftis

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David Powers analyzes the application of Islamic law through six cases which took place during the period 1300 to 1500 in the Maghrib. The source for these disputes are fatwas issued by the muftis, which Powers uses to situate each case in its historical context and to interpret the principles of law. He demonstrates that, contrary to popular stereotypes, muftis were dedicated to reasoned argument. The book represents a ground-breaking approach to a complex subject area for students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521816915
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Kadijustiz or Qadi-justice? A paternity dispute from fourteenth-century Morocco; 2. From Almohadism to Malikism: the case of al-Haskuri, the Mocking Jurist, c. 712–16/1312–16; 3. A riparian dispute in the Middle Atlas mountains, c. 683–824/1285–1421; 4. Conflicting conceptions of property in Fez, 741–826/1340–1423; 5. Preserving the Prophet's honor: Sharifism, Sufism and Malikism in Tlemcen, 843/1439; 6. On modes of judicial reasoning: two fatwas on Tawlij, c. 880/1475; Conclusion: the Mufti.

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