The Content of Commentaries

By Felicitas Opwis In the previous post I mentioned the vibrant commentary tradition on Abū Shujāʿ’s compendium of Shāfiʿī law, which indicates that Muslim scholars deemed it necessary to comment on the past, making it relevant to their present and incorporating whatever changes have occurred or were deemed desirable. It also allows us to gain … Continue reading The Content of Commentaries

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” by Prof. Ahmed al-Shamsy

By Omar Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar This is a summary of the lecture by Prof. Ahmed El Shamsy entitled “What Kind of Gloss is a Ḥashiya?,” delivered on April 28, 2021 at 12 noon (EST), 6 pm (Münster) 7 pm (Istanbul) via Zoom.  The video recording of the lecture can be accessed here. Professor El Shamsy’s lecture … Continue reading Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: “Genre as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law” by Prof. Ahmed al-Shamsy

Nābulsī and Talfīq

By Aaron Spevack Source: Al-Nābulsī, Khulāṣah al-Taḥqīq fī Bayān Ḥukm al-Taqlīd wa al-Talfīq: Chapter 6: Regarding the elucidation of the ruling on talfīq. Nābulsī begins his chapter with the division of people into mujtahids and non- mujtahids. Mujtahids are further divided into absolute (unrestricted) and restricted mujtahids. An absolute mujtahid can not follow the opinion … Continue reading Nābulsī and Talfīq

The Role of Maqāṣid in Ijtihād

By Mohammad A. Abderrazzaq Primary Source book: Princeton collection version of Vol. 4 of Shāṭibī, Ibrahīm ibn Mūsa. al-Juzʼ al-awwal [-al-rābiʿ] min kitāb al-muwāfaqāt. Tūnis: Maṭbaʻat al-Dawlah al-Tūnisiyyah, 1302 [1884]. It is housed under the Princeton University Arabic collection, cn. 9402587.01.; Princeton University Arabic collection., Phase II. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101076413028;view=1up;seq=28 Area: Maqāṣid Topic: The Role of Maqāṣid … Continue reading The Role of Maqāṣid in Ijtihād