THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SHARĪ'A FROM JURISTS' LAW TO STATUTORY LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM WORLD

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SHARĪ'A FROM JURISTS' LAW TO STATUTORY LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM... the transformation of the SHARI ¯ { A 85 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 Die Welt des Islams 44, 1 Also available online – www.brill.nl THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SHARµ {A FROM JURISTS’ LAW TO STATUTORY LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM WORLD* BY AHARON LAYISH Jerusalem In memoriam Hava Lazarus-Yafeh 1. Introduction In this short essay I want to present the thesis that the codifica- tion of the sharº {a by Muslim legislatures, since the middle of the * This essay concentrates on the Middle East (including Egypt and the Sudan) and North Africa. I here attempt to draw an outline and some tentative conclusions with a view to promoting public discussion on what seems to be one of the most controversia l issues among contemporary scholars. My approach to the subject matter is from the viewpoint of a socio-legal historian. A first draft of this essay was presented at the Joseph Schacht Conference on Theory and Practice in Islamic Law, Leiden & Amsterdam, October 1994. A revised version of the essay was presented at the É cole des Hautes É tudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris on December 9, 1999. Baber Johansen kindly offered helpful comments http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Die Welt des Islams Brill

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SHARĪ'A FROM JURISTS' LAW TO STATUTORY LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM WORLD

Die Welt des Islams, Volume 44 (1): 85 – Jan 1, 2004

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0043-2539
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the transformation of the SHARI ¯ { A 85 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 Die Welt des Islams 44, 1 Also available online – www.brill.nl THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SHARµ {A FROM JURISTS’ LAW TO STATUTORY LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM WORLD* BY AHARON LAYISH Jerusalem In memoriam Hava Lazarus-Yafeh 1. Introduction In this short essay I want to present the thesis that the codifica- tion of the sharº {a by Muslim legislatures, since the middle of the * This essay concentrates on the Middle East (including Egypt and the Sudan) and North Africa. I here attempt to draw an outline and some tentative conclusions with a view to promoting public discussion on what seems to be one of the most controversia l issues among contemporary scholars. My approach to the subject matter is from the viewpoint of a socio-legal historian. A first draft of this essay was presented at the Joseph Schacht Conference on Theory and Practice in Islamic Law, Leiden & Amsterdam, October 1994. A revised version of the essay was presented at the É cole des Hautes É tudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris on December 9, 1999. Baber Johansen kindly offered helpful comments

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