By Susan A. Spectorsky
While western-derived criminal codes have outmoded Islamic legislations in lots of elements of the Muslim global, Islamic, Koran-based legislation nonetheless keeps its strength within the quarter of marriage and kinfolk family, the realm that's key to the prestige of girls. This paintings makes to be had for the 1st time in English 3 compilations of responses to questions on family members legislation given through famous Muslim jurists of the 9th century (third century of Islam)—Ahmad b. Hanbal, the eponymous founding father of the Hanbali ceremony of Sunni Islam (the one dominant in Saudi Arabia), and Ishaq b. Rahwayh. those compilations are simple assets for the examine of the advance of felony considering in Islam.
The creation to the interpretation locates the compilations in a historic context and elucidates how a number of the problems with family members legislations are handled. An appendix features a collation of the numerous editions one of the manuscripts and published types of the Arabic texts. the amount concludes with a topical index and an index of names.
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