Najaf: Portrait of a Holy City examines the historical and social aspects of one of Iraq’s most important cities, a centre of religious learning and devotion for...
In this essay, the writer examines one area of substantive law (furū' al-flqh) which figured prominently in the Akhbārī-Uṣūlī dispute in Shī̒̒'ī legal history: the legality of the marriage of one man to two women descended from the daughter of the...
In this volume, two classical texts of legal theory (usul al-fiqh) are analysed. The authors of these works belonged to two schools of....
The book “Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qurʾan to the Mongols” Examines how violence was described and evaluated in the foundational texts of Islam How was violence justified in early Islam? What role did violent actions play in the formation and maintenance of the Muslim political order? How did ...
The book “Violence in Islamic Thought from the Mongols to European Imperialism” Examines the development of Muslim theological, legal, literary and cultural discussions about violence and its legitimation...
In the book, Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Era, Colin Imber has put together and edited four essays by Norman Calder that have never been published...
In Imāmī legal theory, the akhbār of the Imams form one of the material sources of law, alongside the...
In this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics, Robert Gleave explores various competing notions of literal meaning, linked to...
Book: Islamic Law in Theory: Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss Edited by A. Kevin Reinhart and Robert Gleave