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The Rights of God (Huquq Allah): “A Moral Transgression but Not a Crime”

Reem A. Meshal

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

As the Ottoman state attempted to regulate what were arguably the most regulated of Muslim institutions—waqf, marriage, and divorce—it did so with the understanding, at least for the better part of ... More


Authority by Persuasion: Power Relations in al-Suyūṭī’s Legal Opinion on Scholarly Stipends

Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez

in The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: Authority and Legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805939
eISBN:
9780191843846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805939.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter gives the reader a snapshot of the socio-political context of late Mamluk Egyptian society in which al-Suyūṭī competed for authority. In an age of economic, political, and intellectual ... More


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