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Alexandria Again

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Back in Alexandria, Halevi was accused before the Islamic court of withholding money entrusted to him on behalf of a Jewish apostate in order to coerce the apostate to return to Judaism; Halevi ... More


The Fatimid Age: Dawla and Da῾wa

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter covers the ‘golden age’ of Ismailism, when the Ismailis had a major state of their own and they made important contributions to Islamic thought and culture. After covering the background ... 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


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


To Temper an Imminent Eschatology: The Contributions of al-Mahdī and Qāḍī l-Nuʿmān

Jamel A. Velji

in An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter five focuses on the ways in which the first Fatimid caliph al-Mahdi and the most important ideologue of the Fatimid State, Qāḍī l-Nuʿmān, reinterpreted the identity of the eschatological ... More


A Spiritual Progression to a New Eschatological Centre: The Taʾwīl al-daʿāʾim on the Hajj

Jamel A. Velji

in An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There exists a rich tradition in Islamic history of exegetes who have provided symbolic interpretations to the rituals associated with the hajj. Chapter six focuses specifically on how al-Nuʿmān’s ... More


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


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