Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina by Yasin DuttonOriginal Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina by Yasin Dutton

Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of Madina

byYasin DuttonEditorYasin Dutton

Paperback | September 6, 2009

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Original Islaminvestigates the primacy of Madinan Islam and the madhhab (school of law) of its main exponent, Malik ibn Anas. It contains an annotated translation ofIntisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-Imam al-kabir Malik, which was written by al-Ra'i, a fifteenth-century Andalusian scholar resident in Cairo.

This book includes:

  • a comprehensive section on the scholarly credentials of the great eighth-century Madinan jurist Malik ibn Anas
  • a detailed examination of a number of theoretical and practical disputed legal issues
  • examples of the inter-madhhabrivalry and prejudice prevalent in fifteenth-century Cairo
  • an extensive introduction giving background information on al-Ra'i and his life and times.

It also highlights the significance of the text for contemporary Muslim discourse, in which both "modernist" and "fundamentalist" elements often equate the concept ofmadhhabwith an outmoded tradition which must be rejected as irrelevant to the practice of Islam in a globalized world. This book aims to put this ongoing controversy about madhhab, particularly the Malikimadhhaband its "pre-madhhab" Madinan origins, on a surer footing.Original Islamprovides access to a hitherto little known area of Islamic law and is essential reading for those with interests in this area.

Yasin Duttonis Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies at the University of Cape Town. His current research interests include early Islamic law, early Qur'anic manuscripts, Islam and the environment, Islamic economics and the application of Islamic law in the modern world. Recent publications include:The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur'an, t...
Title:Original Islam: Malik and the Madhhab of MadinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:September 6, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415554071

ISBN - 13:9780415554077

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Al-Ra'i's Life and Times  2. TheIntisarand its Significance  3. Malik and the Way of Madina  4. Malik and hisMadhhabin Contemporary Islamic Studies: Some Controversial Issues Part 2: Translation of Al-Ra'i'sIntisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-imam al-kabir Malik 1. Malik the Imam  2. Malik'sMadhhaband its Bases  3. Various Points of Dispute between theMadhhabs 4. Examples of the Prejudice that Led to the Writing of this Book  5. Some Linguistics Errors Common to both Specialists and Non-Specialists.  Biographical Notes of Persons Mentioned