By Intisar A. Rabb

ISBN-10: 1107080991

ISBN-13: 9781107080997

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This ebook considers a tremendous and mostly ignored quarter of Islamic legislation via exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved felony instances that can no longer be confirmed past a doubt, calling into query a arguable well known concept approximately Islamic legislation this present day, that's that Islamic legislations is a divine criminal culture that has little room for discretion or doubt, relatively in Islamic legal legislations. regardless of its modern reputation, that proposal seems to were some distance outdoor the mainstream of Islamic legislation for many of its background. rather than rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim students mostly embraced it. in reality, they used doubt to magnify their very own energy and to build Islamic legal legislations itself. via exam of criminal, historic, and theological assets, and more than a few illustrative case reviews, this ebook exhibits that Muslim jurists constructed a hugely subtle and controlled procedure for facing Islam's detailed thought of doubt, which advanced from the 7th to the 16th century.

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