Al-Shafi'i's Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic JurisprudenceBy: Imam al-Shafi'i / Khadduri, Majid
Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imam al-Shafi'i (d. 204AH/820AD), the founder of one of the four Sunni schools of law, this important work gives the fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence and its influence continues to the present day.
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|By: Imam al-Shafi'i / Khadduri, Majid|
Format: Hardcover | 378 pp
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society, U.K. 2012
Size: 14.5 x 22.5 Cm
ISBN: 0946621152 / 9780946621156
Topic: Early Work - Islamic Jurisprudence
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Professor Majid Khadduri has done an admirable service in making this valuable work available in English, His excellent translation uses not only the original manuscripts of Ibn Jama'a and al-Rabi, found at Dar al-Kutub, the National Library in Cairo, but also authoritative editions published earlier in this century, namely the Bulaq and Shakir editions. In his introduction, Professor Khadduri outlines the historical background of the Risala and gives a biography of al-Imam al-Shafi'i as well as annotated, detailed summaries of the composition, structure, substance and argument of the text. He also includes a list of transmitters of traditions, a glossary of the most important Islamic legal terms and a select bibliography. For this new edition, the index has been expanded and a small corrigenda added.