viii, 844 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780674241350 hardcover 0674241355 hardcover
Harvard series in Islamic law ; 8.
The Muwaṭṭaʼ, written in the eighth century CE by Mālik b. Anas, known as the Imam of Medina, is the first written treatise of Islamic law. The Prophet Muhammad and his earliest followers immigrated to the city of Medina after they experienced severe persecution in their hometown of Mecca, establishing the first Muslim community in Medina. As the Muslim community rapidly expanded, Medina lost some of its political importance, but retained its position as the leading Muslim center of learning for over one hundred years after the Prophet Muhammad's death. Imam Mālik's Muwaṭṭaʼ provides an unparalleled window into the life of this early Muslim community, and the rituals, laws, and customs they upheld. This translation is based on the recently published critical edition of the Muwaṭṭaʼ, The Royal Moroccan Edition (2013). With its extensive notes, this edition is intended to make this important early legal text widely accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, including those interested in both legal history and Islamic Studies.
"A translation of the Royal Moroccan edition." Includes glossaries of proper names and terms.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 807-809) and index.
KBP320.M35 A3513 2019
Muwaṭṭaʼ., English, (DLC)n 90000039
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, 2019.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press