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The Cadi’s Jurisdiction: Evolution and Consolidation

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/9781474459235.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter discusses the nature of the cadi’s jurisdiction and cadi’s position within the state administrative structure. Between 705 and 810 cadis acquired responsibility for ... More


Halakhah through the Lens of Sharī῾ah: The Case of the Kuḥlānī Synagogue in Ṣan῾ā’, 1933–1944

Mark S. Wagner

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As in nineteenth-century Morocco, Jews in other Muslim lands were either victimized by certain stringent aspects of Islamic jurisprudence or sought to benefit from its contents that proved ... More


Government authority, the interpretation of fiqh, and the production of applied law

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/9781474403092.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 4 explores the ways in which the Ottoman executive authorities attempted to influence and control the legal doctrines, drawn from fiqh, that were used in Cairo’s courts. Although the ... More


The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals

Yasser Tabbaa

in The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Examines the rise and of the Islamic hospital (bimaristan or dar al-Shifa’) in Abbasid Baghdad; its transmission to Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, and Egypt in the 12th and 13th centuries; and the ... More


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