Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought: Studies in Honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi

TitleLaw and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought: Studies in Honor of Professor Hossein Modarressi
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCook MA, Haider N, Rabb I, Sayeed A
Series TitlePalgrave series in Islamic theology, law, and history
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York
ISBN9780230113299
Abstract

"Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The authors cover a wide swath of issues, ranging from a detailed examination of Shi'i traditions governing legal interpretations about everyday affairs like prayer to the intellectual exchanges between Jewish and Muslim scholars of medieval Islamic tradition on works of logic. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries concerning Islamic law in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few years: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments"-- Provided by publisher.

"This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'anic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam"-- Provided by publisher.

Contents

The Abū Baṣīr tradition : Qurʾānic verses on the merits of Shīʻa / Etan Kohlberg -- Criteria for emending the text of the Qurʾān / Behnam Sadeghi -- Muʻāwiya in the Ḥijāz : the study of a tradition / Najam Haider -- The Kitāb al-waṣiyya of ʻĪsā b. al-Mustafād : the history of a text / Hassan F. Ansari -- Women in Imāmī biographical collections / Asma Sayeed -- Why incline to the left in prayer? : Sectarianism, dialectic, and archaeology in Imāmī Shīʻism / Michael Cook -- Dissent and uncertainty in the process of legal norm construction in Muslim Sunnī law / Baber Johansen -- Islamic legal minimalism : legal maxims and lawmaking when jurists disappear / Intisar A. Rabb -- Cultivating human rights : Islamic law and the humanist imperative / Khaled Abou El Fadl -- Yaḥyā b. ʻAdī's discussion of the prolegomena to the study of a philosophical text / Robert Wisnovsky -- Two commentaries on Najm al-Dīn al-Kātibī's al-Shamsiyya, copied in the hand of David b. Joshua Maimonides (fl. ca. 1335-1410 CE) / Sabine Schmidtke -- Logic in the Khayrābādī School of India : a preliminary exploration / Asad Q. Ahmed -- The eastern travels of Solomon : reimagining Persepolis and the Iranian past / Roy P. Mottahedeh -- Al-Ḥasan b. Mūsā al-Nawbakhtī on the views of astronomers and astrologers / Wilfred Madelung -- Conversion and law : a Muslim-Christian comparison / Richard W. Bulliet -- Bibliography of works by Professor Hossein Modarressi / Intisar A. Rabb and Hassan F. Ansari -- A bibliographical note on the Persian works / Hossein Kamaly.