The Renewal of Islamic Law
Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr, Najaf and the Shi'i International
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Renewal of Islamic Law by Chibli Mallat
Book DescriptionThis is the first comprehensive study of the life and works of Muhammad Baqer as-Sadr - an Iraqi scholar who made an important contribution to the renewal of Islamic law and politics in the contemporary Middle East. Executed in 1980, Sadr was the most articulate thinker and a major political actor in the revival of Shi'i learning, which placed Najaf in Southern Iraq at its centre. Dr Chibli Mallat examines the intellectual development of Sadr and his companions who included Ruhullah al-Khumaini and assesses Sadr's innovative approaches to the study of law, economics and banking. The author convincingly demonstrates how Sadr's ideas and activities were influential in the rise of political Islam across the Middle East and played an important part in the Iranian revolution of 1979.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521531221
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chibli Mallat
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Introduction to Middle Eastern Law, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Chibli Mallat
This book maps out Middle Eastern law from its earliest records to the compendia of the Islamic classical age through to the latest decisions of Middle Eastern high courts. It focuses on the way legislators and courts conceive of law and apply it, and introduces its main sources and legal concepts in a manner accessible to the non-specialist.
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