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Jurisprudence and theory of law. Science of legal reasoning

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  • Studies in Islamic legal theoryby B. Weiss

    BRILL 2002; US$ 233.00

    This volume is a collection of studies devoted entirely to topics and issues in the field of Islamic legal theory and authored by 14 scholars known for their work in this field. The studies deal with such topics as early notions of charismatic authority. more...

  • An Islamic Court in Contextby Erin E. Stiles

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    Stiles utilizes in-depth ethnographic study of judicial reasoning and litigant activity in Islamic family court in Zanzibar, Tanzania to draw new and important conclusions on how people understand and use Islamic legal ideas in marital disputes. more...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book†explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings.†On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...

  • Islam, Law and Identityby Marinos Diamantides; Adam Gearey

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.99

    Islam, Law and Identity †brings together a†range of Muslim and non Muslim scholars in order to focus on recent debates about the nature of sacred and secular law. more...

  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... more...

  • The Epistle on Legal Theoryby al-Shafii; Joseph E. Lowry

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 40.00

    The Epistle on Legal Theory  is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (d. 204 H/820 AD), was the eponym of the Shafi'i school of legal thought, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first... more...

  • The Zahirisby Ignaz Goldziher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Ignaz Goldziher wrote his book "Die Zahiriten" in 1883. The English translation of this standard work on Islamic jurisprudence appeared in 1971. The book has been in print ever since. This new edition in the "Brill Classics in Islam" series shows that The Zahiris has not lost any of its actuality. more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph E. Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    The Risala of al-Shafii (d 204/820), the earliest preserved work of Islamic legal theory, has been understood in previous scholarship as the elaboration of a hierarchy of sources of law (Quran, Sunna, consensus, and analogical reasoning). more...

  • Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Lawby Felicitas Opwis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00

    Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maŠ'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...

  • Legal Documents from the Judean Desertby Aharon Layish

    BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00

    This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...