The Pillars of Islam (vol II): Laws Pertaining to Human Intercourse

Hardcover | May 15, 2004

byIsmail K. PoonawalaTranslated byA. A. A. Fyzee

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The Pillars of Islam, was the culmination of Nu'man's efforts in the field of jurisprudence for more than thirty years. It was commissioned by the Fatimid caliph al Mu'izz-Din Allah and was officially promulgated as the state code. The judicial and legal system constructed in The Pillars, bothfor use of the state as well as the Isma'ili community is, therefore, unique, and Nu'man is rightly considered as its founder. The Pillars is considered by the Musta'li-Tayyibi Bohras as the greatest authority on Isma'ili law and has until today remained as the greatest authority in the legalmatters. It is also applied by courts in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent in personal and family matters as the Isma'ili law manual. The second volume of The Pillars of Islam deals more precisely with the law than the first volume. It deals with a wide range of subjects such as food, dress, medicine, oaths, hunting, business transactions, loans, partition and construction, evidence, marriage, divorce, wills, inheritance,criminal punishments, question of apostasy and etiquette of judges. An essential buy for all libraries and institutions that buy books on Islamic law/studies. This is an essential reading for scholars and students of law and religion. It will be especially important for lawyers and judges as this is the greates authority on Isma'ili law up to the present day and itremains the source of supreme authority in their legal matters. It will also be useful to scholars and students of applied jurisprudence and philosophy.

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The Pillars of Islam, was the culmination of Nu'man's efforts in the field of jurisprudence for more than thirty years. It was commissioned by the Fatimid caliph al Mu'izz-Din Allah and was officially promulgated as the state code. The judicial and legal system constructed in The Pillars, bothfor use of the state as well as the Isma'il...

Poonawala is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of California, LA Fyzee is an outstanding scholar of Islamic law and author of Outlines of Muhammadan Law. He received from the Government of India, the Padma Bhushanin recognition of his contribution to Islamic Jurisprudence.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:686 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.57 inPublished:May 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195667840

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TransliterationList of AbbreviationsEditor's Introduction1. Book of Business Transactions and Rules Concerning Them.2. The Book of Oath and Vows.3. The Book of Food.4. Book of Drinks.5. Book of Medicine.6. Book of Dress and Perfume.7. Book of Hunting.8. Book of Ritual Slaughter.9. Book of Sacrificial Animals and the Offerings made for Newborn Children.10. Book of Marriage.11. Book of Divorce.12. Book of the Emancipation of Slaves.13. Book of Benefactions.14. Book of Wills.15. Book of Inheritance.16. Book of Bloodwit.17. Book of Divinely Ordained Punishments.18. Book of Thieves and Robbers.19. Book of Apostasy and Innovation.20. Book of Usurpation and Transgression.21. Book of Commodate Loans and Deposits.22. Book of Finds, The Foundling and the Runaway Slave.23. Book of Partition and Construction.24. Book of Evidence.25. Book of Claims and Clear Proofs.26. Book of the Etiquette of Qadis.GlossaryBibliography of Cited WorksIndexIndex of Quaranic verses