Till God Inherits the Earth: Islamic Pious Endowments in al-Andalus (9-15th Centuries)

Till God Inherits the Earth: Islamic Pious Endowments in al-Andalus (9-15th Centuries)

by Alejandro Garcia Sanjuan

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Till God Inherits the Earth: Islamic Pious Endowments in al-Andalus (9-15th Centuries) by Alejandro Garcia Sanjuan

Till God Inherits the Earth deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus, analysing its juridical basis and its social-economic role.
Evidence is primarily drawn from Andalusi Maliki jurisprudence and from narrative and biographical traditional sources as well.
Separate chapters examine private and public donations and special importance is given to the analysis of the public goals of the institution, namely, charitative, religious (mosques, rabitas), educational and for the jihad. The book is completed with several appendices including complementary information, translations of Arabic texts and figures.
This study provides us with a complete knowledge of several and important issues such as the relevance of Islamic jurisprudence as an historical source, the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the Islamic concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004153585
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Series: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World Series , #31
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Alejandro García Sanjuán, Ph.D. (1998) in Medieval History, University of Seville (Spain), is currently Professor of Medieval History at Huelva University (Spain) and his academic field of research is the history of al-Andalus.

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