M?lik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period

M?lik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period

by Umar F. Abd-Allah

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M?lik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period by Umar F. Abd-Allah

This book studies the legal reasoning of Mālik ibn Anas (d. 179 H./795 C.E.) in the Muwaṭṭa’ and Mudawwana. Although focusing on Mālik, the book presents a broad comparative study of legal reasoning in the first three centuries of Islam. It reexamines the role of considered opinion (ra’y), dissent, and legal ḥadīths and challenges the paradigm that Muslim jurists ultimately concurred on a “four-source” (Qurʾān, sunna, consensus, and analogy) theory of law. Instead, Mālik and Medina emphasizes that the four Sunnī schools of law (madhāhib) emerged during the formative period as distinctive, consistent, yet largely unspoken legal methodologies and persistently maintained their independence and continuity over the next millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004211407
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Series: Islamic History and Civilization , #101
Pages: 566

About the Author

Umar F. Abd-Allah Wymann-Landgraf (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1978) taught at Windsor, Temple, Michigan, and King Abd al-Aziz universities. He currently teaches at Darul Qasim (Chicago) and has published several books and articles related to Islam and Islamic studies.

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