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

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300191158

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300191158.001.0001

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

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

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(p.57) The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers (p.58)
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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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Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki

, Mohammad H. Fadel
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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300191158.003.0002

This chapter presents the English translation of the Introduction of the Criterion. Here, the author discusses the meaning of legal opinion, judicial ruling, and administrative acts, and how the book provides a comprehensive treatment of these issues. The book is composed in the form of a series of questions, in the manner that replicates the discussions that took place between the author's colleagues and himself. The answer immediately follows each question, pointing out the subtleties of these points and the issues that derive from them, as manifested in judicial decisions, legal opinions, and administrative acts of public officials. The book contains forty questions.

Keywords:   Islamic law, Idrīs al-Qarāfā, Islamic tests, legal opinion, judicial ruling, administrative acts

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