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Studies in Islamic law and society ; v. 45. 1384-1130
Shaham challenges the common opinion that Islamic legal modernism, as represented by Rashid Rida (d. 1935), is of poor intellectual quality and should not be considered an authentic development within Islamic law. The book focuses on the celebrated Sunni jurist, Yusuf al-Qaradawi (b. 1926), whom Shaham perceives as a close follower of Rida. 0By studying the coherence of Qaradawi's Wasati theory of ijtihad and the consistency of its application in his legal opinions (fatwas), Shaham argues that Qaradawi, by means of eclecticism and synthesis, conducts a bold dialogue with the Islamic juristic heritage and brings it to bear on modern developments, in particular the institutional framework of the nation-state.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Rashid Rida and academic criticism of his juristic thought Qaradawi's program for the renovation of Islamic law The proper use of the classical sources of Islamic jurisprudence in the modern age The role of maṣlaḥa in Qaradawi's legal theory Case study I-polygyny Case study II-the impact of a western wife's conversion to islam on the validity of her marriage to her non-Muslim husband Case study III-politics and gender : women in roles of political leadership Conclusion : Qaradawi's juristic thought and practice in historical perspective.
KBP283.Q367 S52 2018
Available in Other Form
Online version: Shaham, Ron. Rethinking Islamic legal modernism Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018