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Introducing the muḥtasib

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter introduces the legal official who is at the center of the book and of the case studies in chapters 3– 9 in particular. First, it explains the Quranic origins of the position and the ... More


The Law of the Market

Yaacov Lev

in The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt: From the 7th to the 12th Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474459235
eISBN:
9781474480789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter examine the nature of the hisba institution and early hisba manuals. Although the hisba law belongs to the realm of customary law, the Islamic concept of ‘commanding right and forbidding ... More


A Revolution for Shari‘ah

Sarah Eltantawi

in Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is an ethnography of Eltantawi’s research in Northern Nigeria conducted in 2010. It describes and analyzes her conversations with key players in Amina Lawal’s trial. These conversations ... More


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