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Legal Authority in Premodern Islam : Al-Nawawi
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'Al-Nawawi in the Shafi'i School of Law,'
Imam Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi [d.676h],
*[A5+] Paperback - 150 pages,
by Fachrizal A. Halim,
Published by Routledge.

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Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahyā b. Sharaf al-Nawawī [d.676h], who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Shāfi'ī madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idrīs al-Shāfi'ī [d. 204h/820], the supposed founder of the school of law.

Imam al-Nawawī’s legal authority is situated in a context where Muslims demanded to stabilise legal disposition that is consistent with the authority of the madhhab, since in premodern Islamic society, the ruling powers did not produce or promulgate law, as was the case in other, monarchic civilisations. Al-Nawawī’s place in the long-term formation of the madhhab is significant for many reasons but for one in particular: his effort in reconciling the two major interpretive communities among the Shāfi'ites, i.e., the tarīqas of the Iraqians and Khurasanians.

This book revisits the history of the Shāfi'ī school in the pre-Nawawic era and explores its later development in the post-Nawawic period.

Presenting a comprehensive picture of the structure of authority in Islamic law, specifically within the Shafi’ite legal tradition, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars of Islamic Studies, History and Law.

About Imam al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) He is Imam Muhy ad-Din Abi Zakariya Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi al-Dimashqi, may Allah be pleased with him. He was known simply as Imam al-Nawawi and was born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria. Imam al-Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences.

Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning. Imam al-Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great importance.

Selection of Imam al-Nawawi's works.

Table of Contents

---List of Figures,

---Introduction ,
------General statement of the problem,
------Situating Imam al-Nawawi in the chronology of the Shafi'i school of law,
------Existing studies on al-Nawawi,
------Method of approach and plan of this study,

---[1]. The Biography of Imam al-Nawawi,
-------Early life,
-------His teachers and chain of transmission,
-------His ascetic life,
-------Career and written works,
-------Final days,

---[2]. The reception of Al-Nawai and his Legacy to Later Shafi’ite Jurists,
-------The reception and veneration of al-Nawawi,
-------Al-Nawawi's authority to later shafi'ite jurists,
-------Legal change and the limits of al-Nawawi's authority,
-------Final remarks,

---[3]. The Tariqa of the Iraqians and the Khurasanians in the Shafi’i School of Law,
-------The origins and meaning of the Tariqas,
-------The transmitters of the Tariqas,
-------The conflicting doctrines of the Tariqas,
-------Al-Nawawi's reconciliation of the Tariqas,
-------Final remarks,

---[4]. The Canonisation of the School’s Doctrines,
-------Canonisation and the problem of indeterminacy,
-------The measure of certainty; tarjih and tashih,
----------Reference to hadith criticism,
----------Public interest and necessity,
----------Empirical experience,
----------Customary practices ('urf),
-------The canonical doctrines of the school,
-------Final remarks,

---[5]. The Vindication of the Shafi’i madhhab and its Principles Conclusion,
-------The madhhabs evolution to Imam al-Nawawi's lifetime,
-------Al-Nawawi's definition of the madhhab,
-------Vindication of the schools principles and doctrines,
-------Final remarks,



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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 05 March, 2020.