Rethinking Islamic legal modernism : the teaching of Yusuf al-Qaradawi

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Full title: Rethinking Islamic legal modernism : the teaching of Yusuf al-Qaradawi / by Ron Shaham.
Main author: Shaham, Ron.
Format: Book           


Summary: 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.
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018.
Classmark: A345.6 /533569
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Series: Studies in Islamic law and society ; Volume 45
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004368996
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