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Author Mālik ibn Anas, -795.

Title Al-Muwaṭṭaʼ : [the recension of Yaḥyā b. Yaḥyā al-Laythī (d. 234/848)] / by Mālik b. Anas (d. 179/795) ; edited and translated by Mohammad Fadel & Connell Monette
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, 2019
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019


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Description viii, 844 pages, 3 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Harvard series in Islamic law ; 8
Summary The Muwaṭṭaʼ, written in the eighth century CE by Mālik b. Anas, known as the Imam of Medina, is the first written treatise of Islamic law. The Prophet Muhammad and his earliest followers immigrated to the city of Medina after they experienced severe persecution in their hometown of Mecca, establishing the first Muslim community in Medina. As the Muslim community rapidly expanded, Medina lost some of its political importance, but retained its position as the leading Muslim center of learning for over one hundred years after the Prophet Muhammad's death. Imam Mālik's Muwaṭṭaʼ provides an unparalleled window into the life of this early Muslim community, and the rituals, laws, and customs they upheld. This translation is based on the recently published critical edition of the Muwaṭṭaʼ, The Royal Moroccan Edition (2013). With its extensive notes, this edition is intended to make this important early legal text widely accessible to a broad spectrum of readers, including those interested in both legal history and Islamic Studies
Notes "A translation of the Royal Moroccan edition."
Includes glossaries of proper names and terms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 807-809) and index
Notes Translated from the Arabic
Subject Hadith -- Early works to 1800
Islamic law -- Early works to 1800.
Malikites -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works.
Author Ibn Abī ʻĪsá, Yaḥyá ibn Yaḥyá, 769 or 770-848 or 849
Fadel, Mohammad H., editor, translator
Monette, Connell, editor, translator
LC no. 2019946147
ISBN 9780674241350
Other Titles Muwaṭṭaʼ. English