Legal Authority In Premodern Islam: Yahya B Sharaf Al-nawawi In The Shafi'i School Of Law by Fachrizal A. HalimLegal Authority In Premodern Islam: Yahya B Sharaf Al-nawawi In The Shafi'i School Of Law by Fachrizal A. Halim

Legal Authority In Premodern Islam: Yahya B Sharaf Al-nawawi In The Shafi'i School Of Law

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Hardcover | December 16, 2014

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Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahy' b. Sharaf al-Nawaw', who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Sh'fi'madhhabin traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idr's al-Sh'fi' (d. 204/820), the supposed founder of the school of law.

Al-Nawaw's legal authority is situated in a context where Muslims demanded to stabilize legal disposition that is consistent with the authority of themadhhab,since in premodern Islamic society, the ruling powers did not produce or promulgate law, as was the case in other, monarchic civilizations. Al-Nawaw's place in the long-term formation of themadhhabis significant for many reasons but for one in particular: his effort in reconciling the two major interpretive communities among the Sh'fi'ites, i.e., the tar'qas of the Iraqians and Khurasanians. This book revisits the history of the Sh'fi' school in the pre-Nawawic era and explores its later development in the post-Nawawic period.

Presenting a comprehensive picture of the structure of authority in Islamic law, specifically within the Shafi'ite legal tradition, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars of Islamic Studies, History and Law.

Fachrizal A. Halimteaches at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State Islamic University (UIN), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Prior to joining UIN, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program, at the Harvard Law School. He taught at Universit'e Montr' and Coll' Marie-Victorin in Montreal.
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Title:Legal Authority In Premodern Islam: Yahya B Sharaf Al-nawawi In The Shafi'i School Of LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 0.5 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041574962X

ISBN - 13:9780415749626

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 The Biography of Al-Nawawi 2 the reception of Al-Nawai and his Legacy to Later Shafi'ite Jurists 3 The Tariqa of the Iraqians and the Khurasanians in the Shafi'I School of Law 4 the Canonization of the School's Doctrines 5 The Vindication of the Shafi'I Madhhab and its Principles Conclusion