9781107440517-1107440513-Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)

Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)

ISBN-13: 9781107440517
ISBN-10: 1107440513
Author: Rabb, Intisar A
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 432 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107440517
ISBN-10: 1107440513
Author: Rabb, Intisar A
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 432 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rabb, Intisar A wrote Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) comprising 432 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107440513 and 9781107440517. Since then Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history. Instead of rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim scholars largely embraced it. In fact, they used doubt to enlarge their own power and to construct Islamic criminal law itself. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, and a range of illustrative case studies, this book shows that Muslim jurists developed a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with Islam's unique concept of doubt, which evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

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