Chapters on Marriage and Divorce

 Chapters on Marriage and Divorce : New,
Responses of Ibn Hanbal & Ibn Rahwayh,
*[A5+] Paperback - 292 pages,
by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal [d.241h],
& Ishaq bin Rahwayh [d.238h],
Transl with Notes by Susan A. Spectorsky.
Published by University of Texas.

Description :

While western-derived legal codes have superseded Islamic law in many parts of the Muslim world, Islamic, Qur'an-based law still retains its force in the area of marriage and family relations, the area that is key to the status of women.

This work makes available for the first time in English three compilations of responses to questions about family law given by two prominent Muslim jurists of the ninth century (third century of Islam)-Ahmad b. Hanbal, the eponymous founder of the Hanbali rite of Sunni Islam (the one dominant in Saudi Arabia), and Ishaq b. Rahwayh.

These compilations are basic sources for the study of the development of legal thinking in Islam. The introduction to the translation locates the compilations in a historical context and elucidates how the various issues of family law are treated. An appendix contains a collation of the significant variants among the manuscripts and printed versions of the Arabic texts. The volume concludes with a topical index and an index of names.

Susan A. Spectorsky is Associate Professor Emerita of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents :


---Chapter [1]. Introduction,
------The Compilations,
------Topics of Marriage and Divorce,
--------The Guardian (Wali),
--------Dower (Sadaq or Mehr),
--------Witnessing a Marriage,
--------Divorce (Talaq),
-----------Divorce by a means of a Zihar statement,
-----------The oath of 'Ila,
-----------Various Other Topics.

---Chapter [2]. Compilation of Abu Dawud al-Sijistani [d.275h],
------Chapter's on Marriage,

---Chapter [3]. Compilation of 'Abd Allah b. Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal [d.290h],
------The Book of Marriage,
------The Book of Divorce.

---Chapter [4]. Compilation of Isḥaq b. Manṣur al-Kausaj [d.251].
------On Marriage and Divorce,

------The Manuscripts—Description and Critical Notes,
---Works Cited,
------Arabic Sources,
------Secondary Studies and Translation,
---Index of Qur’an Verses,
---Index of Names,
---Index and Glossary of Topics and Terms.

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