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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


The Polyphonic Hermeneutics of Assia Djebar’s L’amour, la fantasia

Hoda El Shakry

in The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286362
eISBN:
9780823288915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286362.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 examines Assia Djebar’s (1936–2015) celebrated 1985 novel L’amour, la fantasia [translated as Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade]. The work is a palimpsest of texts that weaves together: ... 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


Authority by Association: Consensus vs. Ignorance in al-Suyūṭī’s Legal Opinion on Logic

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/9780198805939.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In another controversial fatwa, al-Suyūṭī claims to represent a consensus of scholars opposed to the study of Greek logic on the grounds that it can lead to philosophical speculation of a heretical ... More


Authority by Articulation: The Language of Religious Revival and Reform in al-Suyūṭī’s Genre

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/9780198805939.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapters 3 and 4 are intended as a bridge between what al-Suyūṭī has to say about himself as part of his efforts to project authority as the leading scholar of his time and what others say about him, ... 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


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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