Al-Qarāfī on the Importance of Legal Maxims and Distinctions in Jurisprudence

By Mariam Sheibani Source: Al-QarāfÄ«, Shihāb al-DÄ«n. Kitāb al-furÅ«q aw Anwār al-burÅ«q fī anwāʾ al-furÅ«q. 3rd ed. Edited by Muḥammad Sarrāj and Ê¿AlÄ« JumuÊ¿a. 2 vols. Cairo: Dār al-Salām, 2010. General Description: This analysis discusses Shihāb al-DÄ«n al-Qarāfī’s theory of the purpose of legal maxims and distinctions (qawāʿid and furÅ«q) as presented in his collection of … Continue reading Al-QarāfÄ« on the Importance of Legal Maxims and Distinctions in Jurisprudence

Hashīsh – Intoxicating or Just Corruptive? A 13th Century Jurist’s Distinctions

By Sheza Alqera Atiq QarāfÄ« et al. Al-FurÅ«q : Aw Anwār Al-BurÅ«q fÄ« Anwāʼ Al-FurÅ«q. al-ṬabÊ»ah 1. ed., pp 215-216, Dār Al-Kutub Al-Ê»IlmÄ«Yah, 1998. Summary: The text in question is an excerpt from Al-FurÅ«q : aw Anwār al-burÅ«q fÄ« anwāʼ al-furÅ«q or ‘The Differences’ written by MalikÄ« jurist Imam Shihāb al-DÄ«n al-QarāfÄ« (684/1285) who was … Continue reading HashÄ«sh – Intoxicating or Just Corruptive? A 13th Century Jurist’s Distinctions

Al-Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions

By Mariam Sheibani Source: Al-QarāfÄ«, Shihāb al-DÄ«n. Kitāb al-furÅ«q aw Anwār al-burÅ«q fÄ« anwāʿ al-furÅ«q. 3rd ed. Edited by MuhÌ£ammad Sarrāj and Ê¿AlÄ« JumuÊ¿a. 2 vols. Cairo: Dār al-Salām, 2010. General Description: This excerpt comprises the seventy eighth ‘legal distinction’ in Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions (furÅ«q). Legal distinctions are a subset of legal maxims, … Continue reading Al-Qarāfī’s collection of legal distinctions

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on TaqlÄ«d and the Evolution of Islamic Legal Reasoning

By Alicia Daniel Citation: Alicia Daniel, Review of Sherman A. Jackson, TaqlÄ«d, Legal Scaffolding and the Scope of Legal Injunctions in Post-Formative Theory Muá¹­laq and Ê¿Ä€mm in the Jurisprudence of Shihāb al-DÄ«n al-QarāfÄ«, [Islamic Law and Society 3, no. 2 (1996): 165–92], Islamic Law Blog (Mar. 2017) Summary Scholars currently disagree about the origins and … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on TaqlÄ«d and the Evolution of Islamic Legal Reasoning

Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on Interpretation and Legal Change in one Islamic Society on a Contentious Case of Family Law

By Alicia Daniel Citation: Alicia Daniel, Review of Sherman A. Jackson, Kramer versus Kramer in a Tenth/Sixteenth Century Egyptian Court: Post-Formative Jurisprudence between Exigency and Law [Islamic Law and Society 8, no. 1 (2001): 27-51], Islamic Law Blog (Mar. 2017) Narrative Abstract In the sixteenth century, Egyptian jurists struggled with an issue not unlike that … Continue reading Scholarship in “Plain English”: Sherman Jackson on Interpretation and Legal Change in one Islamic Society on a Contentious Case of Family Law