9781107546073-1107546079-The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History

The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History

ISBN-13: 9781107546073
ISBN-10: 1107546079
Edition: Reprint
Author: El Shamsy, Ahmed
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107546073
ISBN-10: 1107546079
Edition: Reprint
Author: El Shamsy, Ahmed
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors El Shamsy, Ahmed wrote The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History comprising 264 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107546079 and 9781107546073. Since then The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science defined by hermeneutic analysis of a clearly demarcated scriptural canon. This transformation was inaugurated by the innovative legal theory of Muḥammad b. Idrīs al-Shāfiʿī (d. 820 CE), and it took place against the background of a crisis of identity and religious authority in ninth-century Egypt. By tracing the formulation, reception, interpretation, and spread of al-Shāfiʿī's ideas, the author demonstrates how the canonization of scripture that lay at the heart of al-Shāfiʿī's theory formed the basis for the emergence of legal hermeneutics, the formation of the Sunni schools of law, and the creation of a shared methodological basis in Muslim thought.

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