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Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihāb Al-Dīn Al-Qarāfī

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This book deals with an Ayyūbid-Mamlūk Egyptian jurist's attempt to come to terms with the potential conflict between power, represented in the state, and authority, represented in the schools of law, particularly where one school enjoys a privileged status with the state. It deals with the history of the relationship between the schools of law, particularly in Maml?k Egyp ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Brill
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Hadia
Aug 20, 2008 Hadia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: specialists in Islamic Studies
Reviewed Work: Jackson, Sherman. Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996.
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Sherman Jackson’s work on the constitutional jurisprudence of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Qarāfī (d. 684/1285) – a Mālikī jurist protesting the exclusivist policies of the lone Shafi‘ī chief justice of Cairo, Egypt – provides great insight into the historical, political, and intellectual development
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A very good read about the principles of Islamic jurisprudence
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Sherman A. Jackson (also known as Abdul Hakim Jackson) is an American scholar. He is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He was formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of ...more
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