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Published: 15 March 2012

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780199640171

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Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory

Rumee Ahmed

Oxford Islamic Legal Studies

  • Re-examines how and why legal theory treatises (usul al-fiqh) were written, revealing the underlying narratives animating Muslim jurists' understanding of the law
  • Outlines the ways in which legal philosophy and theology mutually influenced premodern jurists as they formulated their respective visions of law, ethics, and theology
  • Draws on two case studies of key medieval Hanafi jurists, Abu Zayd al-Dabusi and Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Sarakhsi, both seminal figures in the history of Islamic jurisprudence

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