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The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers
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The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki

Abstract

This book is the first and much-needed English translation of a thirteenth-century text that shaped the development of Islamic law in the late middle ages. Scholars of Islamic law can find few English language translations of foundational Islamic legal texts, particularly from the understudied Mamluk era. This edition addresses this gap, finally making the great Muslim jurist Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi's seminal work available to a wider audience. The book's examination of the distinctions among judicial rulings, which were final and unassailable; legal opinions, which were advisory and not bindi ... More

Keywords: Islamic law, late middle ages, Islamic legal text, Mamluk era, Muslim jurist, judicial ruling, legal opinion, administrative action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300191158
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300191158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki, author
University of Toronto