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The Resource Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq

Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq

Label
Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law
Title
Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law
Statement of responsibility
Wael B. Hallaq
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Wael B. Hallaq is regarded as one of the leading scholars in the field of Islamic law. In a path breaking new book, the author shows how authority guaranteed both continuity and change in Islamic law. While the role of the law schools in augmenting these processes was of the essence, the author demonstrates that it was the construction of the absolutist authority of the school founder, an image which he suggests was actually developed later in history, that maintained the foundations of school methodology and hermeneutics. The defence of that methodology gave rise to an infinite variety of individual legal opinions, ultimately accommodating changes in the law. Thus the author concludes that the mechanisms of change were embedded in the very structure of Islamic law, despite its essentially conservative nature. This book will be welcomed by specialists and scholars in Islamic law for its rigor and innovation. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Islamic law, Authority Religious aspects Islam
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
340.5/9
Index
index present
LC call number
  • KBP454
  • BP144
LC item number
  • .H35 2001
  • .H352 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Juristic typologies: a framework for enquiry -- Early ijtihād and the later construction of authority -- The rise and augmentation of school authority -- Taqlīd: authority, hermeneutics, and function -- Operative terminology and the dynamics of legal doctrine -- The jurisconsult, the author-jurist, and legal change -- Summary and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780521803311
Lccn
00065089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46395831
Label
Authority, continuity, and change in Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Juristic typologies: a framework for enquiry -- Early ijtihād and the later construction of authority -- The rise and augmentation of school authority -- Taqlīd: authority, hermeneutics, and function -- Operative terminology and the dynamics of legal doctrine -- The jurisconsult, the author-jurist, and legal change -- Summary and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780521803311
Lccn
00065089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)46395831

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