Theory & Practice of Market Law

 The Theory and the Practice of Market Law in Medieval Islam.
A study of Kitab Nisab al-Ihtisab of Umar b. Muhammad al-Sunami.
Hardback - 254 pages,
Edited by Dr. Mawil Izzi Dien

Synopsis :

This book represents an explanation of the institution of hisba in medieval Islam, through one of the most used texts in the field. It includes a thorough translation of the text, written by a practicing muhtasib, scholar and judge, together with accompanying biographical and bibliographical notes.


The book is unique being the only English work on medieval Hanafi law of hisba.



---Method of Transliteration;
---Chapter 1. The Nisab and its author;
---Chapter 2. The value of Nisab al-ihtisab;
---Chapter 3. English translation and annotation on Nisab al-ihtisab;
---Chapter 4 The manuscripts of Nisab;
---Bibliography and


Umar b. Muhammad Iwad al-Sunami [fl. 7-8th Century / 13-14th Century] Diya 'al-Din al-Shami, Allah be pleased with him. Little is known about this Hanafi scholar/jurist in the west.

The translator : Dr Mawil Izzi Dien [BA (Baghdad), PhD (Manchester)] is the senior lecturer at the Department of Theology, Religious Studies & Islamic Studies, University of Wales.


This book is in English only. 

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