The Second Formation of Islamic Law: The Hanafi School in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

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The Second Formation of Islamic Law is the first book to deal with the rise of an official school of law in the post-Mongol period. The author explores how the Ottoman dynasty shaped the structure and doctrine of a particular branch within the Hanafi school of law. In addition, the book examines the opposition of various jurists, mostly from the empire's Arab provinces, to this development. By looking at the emergence of the concept of an official school of law, the book seeks to call into question the grand narratives of ...

The Second Formation of Islamic Law: The Hanafi School in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107090279

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