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The Spirit of Islamic Law
This study focuses on a Muslim legal science known in Arabic as usul al-fiqh. Whereas the kindred science of fiqh is concerned with the articulation of actual rules of law, this science elaborates the theoretical and methodological foundations of the law.The Spirit of Islamic Law outlines the prominent features of Muslim juristic thought: espousal of divine sovereignty; a ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by University of Georgia Press
(first published August 1998)
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This is very well researched book. It gives a fair account for the origin and evolutions of Islamic jurisprudence. I was happy to see balanced view written by an orientalist. I read most of its chapters, but its worth reading the whole book especially for non Arabic speakers.