ISBN 9781107051850,The Logic of Law Makiing in Islam Women and Prayer int he Legal Tradion

The Logic of Law Makiing in Islam Women and Prayer int he Legal Tradion

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ISBN 9781107051850

Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781107051850

ISBN-10 1107051851

Paper Back

Number of Pages 234 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

This pioneering study examines the process of reasoning in Islamic law. Some of the key questions addressed here include whether sacred law operates differently from secular law, why laws change or stay the same and how different cultural and historical settings impact the development of legal rulings. In order to explore these questions, the author examines the decisions of thirty jurists from the largest legal tradition in Islam: the Hanafi school of law. He traces their rulings on the question of women and communal prayer across a very broad period of time from the eighth to the eighteenth century to demonstrate how jurists interpreted the law and reconciled their decisions with the scripture and the sayings of the Prophet. The result is a fascinating overview of how Islamic law has evolved and the thinking behind individual rulings