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Authority by Aggregation and Abstraction: The Pragmatics of Communication in al-Suyūṭī’s Book on Legal Precepts

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/9780198805939.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In addition to his views on ijtihād and tajdīd, al-Suyūṭī’s lasting influence in Islamic legal thought lies in the area of legal precepts (pithy maxims or questions that sum up areas of the law). ... More


Authority by Allusion: The Legacy of al-Suyūṭī in Contemporary Egypt

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/9780198805939.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The final chapter brings the discussion of al-Suyūṭī’s legal persona squarely into the modern era. The discussion explores how contemporary jurists in Egypt use the legacy of the great ... More


Befriending God Corporeally

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on intentional corporeal action that may lead to the fulfillment of religious goals. The main concern here is to provide a general picture of the range of observances and ... More


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