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Taking from the Mouths of Shaykhs (Mushāfaha)

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/9780190932886.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter combines ethnography and textual analysis to examine the traditional Islamic pedagogy of “taking from the mouths of shaykhs.” This pedagogy requires that a student obtain religious ... More


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