Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law

Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl,Ahmad Atif Ahmad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317622448

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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This handbook is a detailed reference source comprising original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law. The handbook starts out by dealing with the question of what type of law is Islamic law and includes a critical analysis of the pedagogical approaches to studying and analysing Islamic law as a discipline. The handbook covers a broad range of issues, including the role of ethics in Islamic jurisprudence, the mechanics and processes of interpretation, the purposes and objectives of Islamic law, constitutional law and secularism, gender, bioethics, Muslim minorities in the West, jihad and terrorism. Previous publications on this topic have approached Islamic law from a variety of disciplinary and pedagogical perspectives. One of the original features of this handbook is that it treats Islamic law as a legal discipline by taking into account the historical functions and processes of legal cultures and the patterns of legal thought. With contributions from a selection of highly regarded and leading scholars in this field, the Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law is an essential resource for students and scholars who are interested in the field of Islamic Law.

Friends of the Emir

Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought

Author: Luke B. Yarbrough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108496601

Category: History

Page: 400

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Reveals how early Muslims devised and elaborated normative views concerning non-Muslim state officials at moments of intense competition.

Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World

The Value of Chronicles as Archives

Author: Fozia Bora

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178672605X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In the 'encyclopaedic' fourteenth century, Arabic chronicles produced in Mamluk cities bore textual witness to both recent and bygone history, including that of the Fatimids (969–1171CE). For in two centuries of rule over Egypt and North Africa, the Isma'ili Fatimids had left few self-generated historiographical records. Instead, it fell to Ayyubid and Mamluk historians to represent the dynasty to posterity. This monograph sets out to explain how later historians preserved, interpreted and re-organised earlier textual sources. Mamluk historians engaged in a sophisticated archival practice within historiography, rather than uncritically reproducing earlier reports. In a new diplomatic edition, translation and analysis of Mamluk historian Ibn al-Furat's account of late Fatimid rule in The History of Dynasties and Kings, a widely known but barely copied universal chronicle of Islamic history, Fozia Bora traces the survival of historiographical narratives from Fatimid Egypt. Through Ibn al-Furat's text, Bora demonstrates archivality as the heuristic key to Mamluk historical writing. This book is essential for all scholars working on the written culture and history of the medieval Islamic world, and paves the way for a more nuanced reading of pre-modern Arabic chronicles and of the epistemic environment in which they were produced.

Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding

Author: Fred Astren

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035180

Category: Religion

Page: 346

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Far from being a utopia of material prosperity, the millenium of the Book of Revelation is God's response to the cry of those who suffer for their faith. St John's concern for the martyrs embraces all who are unjustly treated. It springs from his attack on the ideology underpinning the Roman Empire and the alternative world order he offers. Dr McKelvey shows that Revelation is essential reading for those who are concerned about the idolatories of the modern world and today's victims of oppressive systems and regimes. There is nothing here for those who seek to set the doomsday clock, but plenty to make us question the prevailing culture in the name of God's justice and truth and to reject the fatalism that assumes that nothing can change. The book demonstrates that far from being an isolated reference, the millenium is integral to the whole of Revelation.

The Encyclopedia of Judaism: J-O

Author: Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York, N. Y.).,Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780826411761

Category: Religion

Page: 1592

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