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The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah provides a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader. Studying the vibrant yet controversial interaction between Ibn Taymiyyah and the Hanbali School of law, this book assesses to what extent this relationship was a conflict or reconciliation. The author takes a detailed exploration of the following issues: * the strength of contributions made to this School by earlier paragons associated with Ahmad Ibn Hanbal * the contextual constructs which shaped the tradition's development * the methodology and literature synonyms within the classical School * the manner by which Ibn Taymiyyah engaged with the Hanbali tradition * the impact of his thought upon the later expression of the School's legal doctrines and its theoretical principles * the contribution made by this School in general to the synthesis of Islamic law. Giving background material to the Hanbali School of law, this book is a vital reference work for those with interests in Islamic law, the history of the Hanbalite tradition and its principle luminaries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415341561
ISBN-10: 0415341566
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Abdul Hakim I. Al-Matroudi

Abdul-Hakim al-Matroudi, visiting professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, specialises in Islamic law, the Islamic Judicial system and Qur'anic Law. He has a specialist interest in Hanbali law and Ibn Taymiyyah. Recently published works include 'The Hanbali School of Law in the Light of Contemporary Western Studies', 'The Qur'an as a Source of Law: A Reassessment of Ahmad Ibn Hanbal's Use of the Qur'an as a Legal Source', 'Ibn Taymiyyah's Evaluation of Istihsan in the Hanbali School of Law', 'Circumstantial Evidence and Legal Stratagems in Surat Yusuf' and a study, annotation and translation of Ibn Taymiyyah's treatise 'Raf ' al-malam'

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