The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law

The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law

by Wael B. Hallaq
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521005809

ISBN-13: 9780521005807

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Covering more than three centuries of legal history, this study presents an important account of how Islam developed its own law from ancient Near Eastern legal cultures, Arabian customary law and Quranic reform. The book explores the interplay between law and politics, demonstrating how the jurists and ruling elite led a symbiotic existence that paradoxically

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Covering more than three centuries of legal history, this study presents an important account of how Islam developed its own law from ancient Near Eastern legal cultures, Arabian customary law and Quranic reform. The book explores the interplay between law and politics, demonstrating how the jurists and ruling elite led a symbiotic existence that paradoxically allowed Islamic law to become uniquely independent of the "state."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521005807
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Themes in Islamic Law Series , #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. The pre-Islamic Near East, Muhammad and Quranic law; 2. The emergence of an Islamic legal ethic; 3. The early judges, legal specialists and the search for religious authority; 4. The judiciary coming of age; 5. Prophetic authority and the modification of legal reasoning; 6. Legal theory expounded; 7. The formation of legal schools; 8. Law and politics: caliphs, judges and jurists; Conclusion.

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