Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Radical ReformIslamic Ethics and Liberation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tariq Ramadan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331714

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 November 2020

Imam ash‐Shâfi' î: The Deductive Approach

Imam ash‐Shâfi' î: The Deductive Approach

Chapter:
(p.41) 3 Imam ash‐Shâfi' î: The Deductive Approach
Source:
Radical Reform
Author(s):

Tariq Ramadan (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0004

This chapter focuses on Imâm ash-Shâfi'î. Imâm ash-Shâfi'î developed a definition of Islamic law and jurisprudence (fiqh), which became a reference for specialists over and above the differences between legal schools. He set out to provide a methodology regulating the extraction of rules, determining typologies and the different levels of semantic expression, as well as a categorization of rules and injunctions taking into account their mode of exposition and their substance. This represented the birth of a new and foundational science: usûl al-fiqh, the fundamentals of law and jurisprudence, and ash-Shâfi'î's seminal work stands out as a turning point in the history of Islamic law.

Keywords:   Islamic thought, deductive method, Islamic law, jurisprudence, fiqh, usûl al-fiqh

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .