Islamic History and Law: From the 4th to the 11th Century and Beyond

Islamic History and Law: From the 4th to the 11th Century and Beyond

by Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul

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In Islamic History and Law, Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul undertakes an extensive examination of Islamic intellectual history, covering ages that witnessed different movements and doctrinal trends. While political and geographical factors certainly influenced the Islamic religious sciences, internal and intellectual factors exerted a much more substantial influence. This study gives priority to jurists' intellectual operations throughout the Muslim world, covering the historical development of Islamic jurisprudence from the middle of 4th century. Bsoul's examination of jurisprudential advances takes into account the shifting dominance of particular centers of legal scholarship in light of competing doctrines and their adherents. This work sheds light on jurists of North Africa and the Andalus, who are rarely mentioned in general modern works, and also aims to demonstrate Muslim women's important role in the history of jurisprudence, highlighting their participation in the Islamic sciences. Bsoul relies mainly on Arabic primary sources to give an impartial presentation of these jurists and produce an accurate memory of the past based on objective knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349954308
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/07/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul is Associate Professor at Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD from McGill University, Canada, in Middle East and Islamic Studies. His areas of interest and expertise include modern and contemporary history of the Middle East, international relations, orientalism, and Middle East and Islamic studies. He has published numerous articles and is author of International Treaties (Mu'ahadat) in Islam.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Fourth Period: Application and the Era of the Mujtahids

1. The Period of Ta?b?q (application): The Era of Mujtahids of Legal Questions
2. Jurists Inclined to Taql?d (tradition) and the Closure of the Gate of Ijtih?d
3. The Codification (Tadw?n) Movement and the Period of Application (Ta?b?q)

Concluding Remarks

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