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Sharīʿa as Rule of Law

Anver M. Emon

in Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter introduces and explains the analytic purchase of considering Sharīʿa as Rule of Law. The chapter addresses in inductive fashion various features of premodern Islamic law (e.g. ... More


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

Rebecca Hernandez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805939
eISBN:
9780191843846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book offers a new theoretical perspective on the thought of the great fifteenth-century Egyptian polymath, Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī (d. 1505). In spite of the enormous popularity that al-Suyūṭī’s ... More


Cairo’s legal system: institutions and actors

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 gives an overview of the various institutions, actors and practices that made up Ottoman Cairo’s legal system. It discusses the sharīʿa courts, the Ottoman governor’s tribunal (al-Dīwān ... More


Royal justice: The Dīvān-i Hümāyūn and the Dīwān al-ʿĀlī

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 3 examines in detail two institutions which represented the direct involvement of the empire’s executive authorities in the mundane administration of justice: the Dīvān-i Hümāyūn (Imperial ... More


A culture of disputing: how did Cairenes use the legal system?

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 6 examines how Cairene litigants navigated the multiplicity of forums and practices with overlapping jurisdictions that constituted Cairo’s legal system. Moving away from the state-centric ... More


Introduction

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/9780198805939.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introduction sets out the scope of the book’s argument and explains why Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī is such an interesting figure in the history of Islamic legal thought. It describes the reception ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198805939.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The response to a speech made by Egypt’s President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī in January 2015 on the occasion of the Prophet Muḥammad’s birthday celebrations that asked for “religious revolution” ... More


Hermeneutic Theory and Practice Theory in the Study of Cultural, Legal, and Religious Traditions

Aria Nakissa

in The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190932886
eISBN:
9780190932916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932886.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses hermeneutic theory and practice theory, situating them with respect to the work of Geertz and Asad. It then clarifies precisely how hermeneutic theory and practice theory can ... More


Sharīʿa, Sunna, and Ethics

Aria Nakissa

in The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190932886
eISBN:
9780190932916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932886.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter combines ethnography and textual analysis to examine the key concepts of Sharīʿa, Sunna, and ethics. It argues that these concepts can best be understood in terms of the relationship ... More


The Structure of Islamic Legal Thought

Aria Nakissa

in The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190932886
eISBN:
9780190932916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932886.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the overall structure of Islamic legal thought, and explains how it relates to the pedagogical practices characteristic of Islamic learning. Here the chapter develops ... More


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