Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ribâ

This is a definition of ribâ by scholars Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Ibrahim Warde, Carnegie Scholar and Adjunct Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Short definition: ribâ: "unjust enrichment" (p. 655) Long definition: There are significant … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ribâ

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ijtihād: the direct interpretation of scripture

This entry provides a definition and analysis of the term ijtihād, drawing on works by SHARIAsource Senior Scholar Sherman A. Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Context When Islamic law was in its infancy, scholars relied solely on a method … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ijtihād: the direct interpretation of scripture

Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ḥadīth

Ḥadīth = “the corpus of traditions from the Prophet”; reports of words and sayings attributed to the Prophet Muḥammad (for Sunnīs) as well as to a series of Imams who succeeded him (for Shīʿa); the text of the second source of Islamic law. Context Muḥammad is undoubtedly one of the central figures in Islamic law and … Continue reading Islamic Law Lexicon :: Ḥadīth