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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 Message: A Critical Enterprise

Irfan Ahmad

in Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an anthropological account of the key ideas of Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami. It first de-reifies the hegemonic portrayals of Maududi as a “fundamentalist” to see him ... 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 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


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