Wael B. Hallaq is a scholar of Islamic law and Islamic intellectual history. His teaching and research deal with the problematic epistemic ruptures generated by the onset of modernity and the socio-politico-historical forces subsumed by...
Much contemporary scholarship on Islamic law focuses either on Shari'a's development and structure in the premodern era, or on efforts to reconstitute and apply it in the modern Muslim world. In this comprehensive book...
Anyone who ever takes the intellectual history of religion seriously is bound to deal with the notion of originality either directly or obliquely. And perhaps more than any other religion, the originality of Islam, of...
In this article, I propose to put into the balance the various theories (including my own) that have been advanced about the Qurʾān as a...
During the last three or four decades, modern scholarship has increasingly come to recognize Muhammad Ibn Idris al-Shafiʻi (d. 820) as having played a most central role in the early development of...
The book "History of Islamic Legal Theories" provides an excellent starting-point to follow these important debates that will help determine the future direction of Muslim societies...
These studies by Wael Hallaq represent an important contribution to our understanding of the neglected field of medieval Islamic law and legal thought. Spanning the period from the 8th to the...
The fourteen studies included in this volume, at a basic level, aim to provide a general - if not wholly systematic - coverage of the emergence and evolution of law during the first three and a half centuries of..
In this path-breaking new book, the author shows how authority guaranteed both continuity and change in Islamic...
This book attempts to correct misconceptions about Islamic law, first by giving a brief account of...