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This Law of Ours and Other Essays

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The essays in this book, written as far back as in the 1940s, aim to contribute something of a clarification the confusion prevailing in the Muslim Ummah as to the scope and practical implications of Islamic law.
Published June 1st 1991 by Kazi Pubns Inc (first published 1991)
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A good book. Especially the first essay (The Law of Ours). He gives a clear explanation of what not the true sources of islam are, namely the very old opinions of different scholars (not that those scholars intended to be a part of the source). He advocates that the only true sources of islam are the Quran and the ahadeeth. Further, islam changed from moral habits to mechanical habits, because men are not thinking for themselves and/or reading the Quran with conscious (and itjihad) but are only ...more
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Asad is one of the numerous scholars who believe in religious revival through a literal reading of the canon. Interestingly they all agree on the virtue of literalism but disagree radically on what exactly is the "literal meaning" of things.
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Good but would have been better had the essays been completed. The insights on Sharia law are brilliant
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Asad was a descendant of a long line of rabbis. However, his father was a barrister. He received a thorough religious education. He was proficient in Hebrew from an early age and was also familiar with Aramaic. He studied the Old Testament, as well as the text and commentaries of the Talmud, the Mishna and Gemara. Furthermore, he delved into the intricacies of Biblical exegesis, the Targum.

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