Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina / Edition 1

Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina / Edition 1

by Yasin Dutton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415338131

ISBN-13: 9780415338134

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Original Islam investigates the primacy of Madinan Islam and the madhhab (school of law) of its main exponent, Malik ibn Anas. It contains an annotated translation of Intisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-Imam al-kabir Malik, which was written by al-Ra'i, a fifteenth-century Andalusian scholar resident in Cairo.

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Original Islam investigates the primacy of Madinan Islam and the madhhab (school of law) of its main exponent, Malik ibn Anas. It contains an annotated translation of Intisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-Imam al-kabir Malik, which was written by al-Ra'i, a fifteenth-century Andalusian scholar resident in Cairo.

This book includes:

  • a comprehensive section on the scholarly credentials of the great eighth-century Madinan jurist Malik ibn Anas
  • a detailed examination of a number of theoretical and practical disputed legal issues
  • examples of the inter-madhhab rivalry and prejudice prevalent in fifteenth-century Cairo
  • an extensive introduction giving background information on al-Ra’i and his life and times.

It also highlights the significance of the text for contemporary Muslim discourse, in which both "modernist" and "fundamentalist" elements often equate the concept of madhhab with an outmoded tradition which must be rejected as irrelevant to the practice of Islam in a globalized world. This book aims to put this ongoing controversy about madhhab, particularly the Maliki madhhab and its "pre-madhhab" Madinan origins, on a surer footing. Original Islam provides access to a hitherto little known area of Islamic law and is essential reading for those with interests in this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415338134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Al-Ra'i's Life and Times 2. The Intisar and its Significance 3. Malik and the Way of Madina 4. Malik and his Madhhab in Contemporary Islamic Studies: Some Controversial Issues Part 2: Translation of Al-Ra'i's Intisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-imam al-kabir Malik 1. Malik the Imam 2. Malik's Madhhab and its Bases 3. Various Points of Dispute between the Madhhabs 4. Examples of the Prejudice that Led to the Writing of this Book 5. Some Linguistics Errors Common to both Specialists and Non-Specialists. Biographical Notes of Persons Mentioned

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