Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists
Edited by David S. Powers, Ph.D. 1979
In Islamic Legal Thought: A Compendium of Muslim Jurists, twenty-three scholars each contribute a chapter on a distinguished Muslim jurist. The volume is organized chronologically and it includes jurists who represent the formative, classical and modern periods of Islamic legal thought. Each chapter contains both a biography of an individual jurist and a translated sample of his work. The biographies emphasize the scholarly milieu in which the jurist worked—his teachers, colleagues and pupils, as well as the type of juridical thinking for which he is best known. The translated sample highlights the contribution of each jurist to the evolution of both the method and the methodology of Islamic jurisprudence. The introduction by the volume's three editors, Oussama Arabi, David S. Powers and Susan A. Spectorsky, provides a concise overview of the contents.
Abū Ḥanīfa (d. 150/767) / Hiroyuki Yanagihashi -- Mālik b. Anas (d. 179/795) / Yossef Rapoport -- al-Shāfiʹī (d. 204/820) / Joseph E. Lowry -- Saḥnūn b. Saʹīd (d. 240/854) / Jonathan E. Brockopp -- Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal (d. 243/855) / Susan A. Spectorsky -- al-Khaṣṣāf (d. 261/874) / Peter C. Hennigan -- Abū Jaʹfar al-Ṭaḥāwī (d. 321/933) / Nurit Tsafrir -- al-Jaṣṣāṣ (d. 370/981) / Murteza Bedir -- al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā (d. 436/1044) / Devin J. Stewart -- Ibn Ḥazm al-Qurṭubī (d. 456/1064) / Samir Kaddouri -- al-Sarakhsī (d. 483/1090) / Osman Taştan -- Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) / Ebrahim Moosa -- Ibn Rushd al-Jadd (d. 520/1126) / Delfina Serrano Ruano -- Qāḍī ʹIyāḍ (d. 544/1149) / Camilo Gomez-Rivas -- Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī (d. 631/1233) / Bernard G. Weiss -- Abū Isḥāq al-Shāṭibī (d. 790/1388) / Muhammad Khalid Masud -- Aḥmad al-Wansharīsī (d. 914/1505) / David S. Powers -- Ebuʹs-suʹud (d. 982/1574) / Colin Imber -- Muḥammad Bāqir al-Bihbihānī (d. 1205/1791) / Robert Gleave -- al-Mahdī al-Wazzānī (d. 1342/1923) / Etty Terem -- Muḥammad Rashīd Riḍā (d. 1935) / Mahmoud O. Haddad -- ʹAbd al-Razzāq al-Sanhūrī (d. 1971) / Oussama Arabi -- Ḥasan al-Turābī (1932- ) / Aharon Layish.