Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh

Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh

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Chapters on Marriage and Divorce: Responses of Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Rahwayh by Susan A. Spectorsky

While western-derived legal codes have superseded Islamic law in many parts of the Muslim world, Islamic, Koran-based law still retains its force in the area of marriage and family relations, the area that is key to the status of women. This work makes available for the first time in English three compilations of responses to questions about family law given by two prominent Muslim jurists of the ninth century (third century of Islam)--Ahmad b. Hanbal, the eponymous founder of the Hanbali rite of Sunni Islam (the one dominant in Saudi Arabia), and Ishaq b. Rahwayh. These compilations are basic sources for the study of the development of legal thinking in Islam.

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ISBN-13: 9780292776685
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 294

About the Author

Susan A. Spectorsky is Associate Professor Emerita of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

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