Al-Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions

By Mariam Sheibani Source: Al-Qarāfī, Shihāb al-Dīn. Kitāb al-furūq aw Anwār al-burūq fī anwāʿ al-furūq. 3rd ed. Edited by Muḥammad Sarrāj and ʿAlī Jumuʿa. 2 vols. Cairo: Dār al-Salām, 2010. General Description: This excerpt comprises the seventy eighth ‘legal distinction’ in Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions (furūq). Legal distinctions are a subset of legal maxims, … Continue reading Al-Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Reading the Qur’an as a Law Book

By Cem Tecimer Abstract: Joseph Lowry questions whether the Qurʾān can be Read as a Law Book. Lowry argues that the Qur’ān is a text full of literary references, often cannot be read as imposing obligations onto its readers, and varies in its choice of legal form and vocabulary, all of which prevent it from … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Joseph Lowry on Reading the Qur’an as a Law Book