Ebu's-su'ud: The Islamic Legal Traditions by Colin ImberEbu's-su'ud: The Islamic Legal Traditions by Colin Imber

Ebu's-su'ud: The Islamic Legal Traditions

byColin Imber

Hardcover | June 30, 1997

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The Jurist Ebu's-su`ud (c.1490-1574) occupies a key position in the history of Islamic law. He was a scholar who, for 40 years, occupied successfully the senior judicial positions in the Ottoman Empire. Confronting the problem of reconciling classical Islamic jurisprudence with the day-to-daylegal needs of an empire, he earned an enduring reputation as the jurist who harmonized the Holy Law of Islam with secular practice. This work examines the substance of this reputation by showing, through Ebu's-su`ud's writings, how he adapted classical Islamic legal doctrine to contemporary needs.
Colin Imber was Reader in Turkish at the University of Manchester, UK until his recent retirement.
Title:Ebu's-su'ud: The Islamic Legal TraditionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 1997Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748607676

ISBN - 13:9780748607679