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Author Ayoub, Samy A., author.

Title Law, empire, and the sultan : Ottoman imperial authority and late Ḥanafī jurisprudence / Samy A. Ayoub
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 194 pages)
Series Oxford Islamic legal studies
Oxford Islamic legal studies.
Contents Introduction -- Ibn Nujaym : The Father of Late Ḥanafism? -- "The Sulṭan Says" : Ottoman Sultanic Authority in Late Ḥanafī Jurisprudence -- If Abū Ḥanīfa Were Here : Authority, Continuity, and Revision in Late Ḥanafī Jurisprudence -- The Ottoman Rationale for Codification : The Mecelle -- Conclusion
Summary "This book proposes that late Ḥanafī legal scholarship in the early modern period secured a role for the Ottoman sultanic authority in the process of lawmaking. It finds the reigning arguments for an epistemic divorce between the domain of Islamic law and the authority of the Ottoman state untenable. This study demonstrates that Ḥanafī jurists sustained and expanded Ottoman sultanic authority through careful reformulations of their own school and their engagement with new notions of governance embraced by the Ottomans. This late articulation of the Ḥanafī legal tradition is not only essential to the understanding of the movement to codify Islamic jurisprudence in the late 19th century CE, and the role of the sultan in these transformations, but also to the sketching of looming contentious issues with regard to legitimate governance, lawmaking, and the future of the in modern sari'ah legal jurisdictions in majority Muslim countries"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Ottoman law
Notes Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Arizona, 2014) issued under title: We're Not in Kufa Anymore: The Construction of Late Hanafism in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, 16th - 19th Centuries CE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 31, 2019)
Subject Hanafites -- Influence
Islamic law -- Turkey -- History
Law -- Turkey -- Islamic influences -- History
Islamic law.
Law -- Islamic influences.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019024755
ISBN 0190092939