Legal and Cultural Aspects of Ignominious Parading (Tashhir) in Islam

Legal and Cultural Aspects of Ignominious Parading (Tashhir) in Islam legal and culture aspects of ignominious parading 81 LEGAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF IGNOMINIOUS PARADING ( TASHH ^ R ) IN ISLAM CHRISTIAN LANGE Abstract Ignominious parading ( tashh Ê r ) was a crucial element of Islamic punitive practice well into the 19th century CE. In the context of a cultural-legal tradition for which the distinction between private and public was all- important, a punishment consisting, literally, in “making someone public” had a fundamental role to play. However, tashh Ê r has gone largely unnoticed by historians of Islamic law, despite the fact that it features prominently in legal discussions as the penalty for perjury ( shah § dat al-z å r ). This essay, based for the most part on sources from the late-classical period (5th/11th and 6th/12th centuries), not only analyzes the place of tashh Ê r in fiqh , but it also takes into account instances of tashh Ê r in Islamic historiography and in the eschatological literature, thus uncovering the symbolic structure that underlies the tashh Ê r ritual. 1. Ignominious Parading in Western Scholarship Judging from the frequency with which it is mentioned in Islamic historiography, ignominious parading ( tashh Ê r http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Islamic Law and Society Brill

Legal and Cultural Aspects of Ignominious Parading (Tashhir) in Islam

Islamic Law and Society, Volume 14 (1): 81 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0928-9380
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legal and culture aspects of ignominious parading 81 LEGAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF IGNOMINIOUS PARADING ( TASHH ^ R ) IN ISLAM CHRISTIAN LANGE Abstract Ignominious parading ( tashh Ê r ) was a crucial element of Islamic punitive practice well into the 19th century CE. In the context of a cultural-legal tradition for which the distinction between private and public was all- important, a punishment consisting, literally, in “making someone public” had a fundamental role to play. However, tashh Ê r has gone largely unnoticed by historians of Islamic law, despite the fact that it features prominently in legal discussions as the penalty for perjury ( shah § dat al-z å r ). This essay, based for the most part on sources from the late-classical period (5th/11th and 6th/12th centuries), not only analyzes the place of tashh Ê r in fiqh , but it also takes into account instances of tashh Ê r in Islamic historiography and in the eschatological literature, thus uncovering the symbolic structure that underlies the tashh Ê r ritual. 1. Ignominious Parading in Western Scholarship Judging from the frequency with which it is mentioned in Islamic historiography, ignominious parading ( tashh Ê r

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