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By al-Qadi al-Numan,Devin Stewart

ISBN-10: 0814763758

ISBN-13: 9780814763759

Al-Qadi al-Nuʿman used to be the executive criminal theorist and ideologue of the North African Fatimid dynasty within the 10th century. This translation makes to be had in English for the 1st time his significant paintings on Islamic criminal idea, which provides a criminal version in help of the Fatimids’ precept of valid rule over the Islamic neighborhood. Composed as a part of a grand venture to set up the theoretical bases of the legit Fatimid criminal college, Disagreements of the Jurists expounds a enormously Shiʿi approach of hermeneutics, which refutes the equipment of criminal interpretation followed by way of Sunni jurists.


The paintings starts off with a dialogue of the ancient motives of jurisprudential divergence within the first Islamic centuries, and is going directly to tackle, aspect via aspect, the categorical interpretive equipment of Sunni criminal thought, arguing that they're either illegitimate and useless. whereas its quick challenge is to pave the root of the felony Ismaʿili culture, the textual content additionally preserves a number of Islamic criminal theoretical works now not extant—including Ibn Dawud’s handbook, al-Wusul ila maʿrifat al-usul—and therefore throws gentle on a serious degree within the old improvement of Islamic criminal thought (usul al-fiqh) that will rather be misplaced to history.  

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