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The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah

Conflict or Conciliation, 1st Edition

By Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi


300 pages

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The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah provides a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader.

Studying the vibrant yet controversial interaction between Ibn Taymiyyah and the Hanbali School of law, this book assesses to what extent this relationship was a conflict or reconciliation. The author takes a detailed exploration of the following issues:

  • the strength of contributions made to this School by earlier paragons associated with Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
  • the contextual constructs which shaped the tradition’s development
  • the methodology and literature synonyms within the classical School
  • the manner by which Ibn Taymiyyah engaged with the Hanbali tradition
  • the impact of his thought upon the later expression of the School’s legal doctrines and its theoretical principles
  • the contribution made by this School in general to the synthesis of Islamic law.

Giving background material to the Hanbali School of law, this book is a vital reference work for those with interests in Islamic law, the history of the Hanbalite tradition and its principle luminaries.

Table of Contents

1. Ibn Hanbal & Ibn Taymiyyah Section 1: Ibn Hanbal Section 2: Ibn Taymiyyah 2. A Comparison of Basic Sources of Islamic Law between Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Taymiyyah 3. Relaying the Foundations: Ibn Taymiyyah and Hanbali Usul 4. Reconstruction: Ibn Taymiyyah and Hanbali Jurisprudence 5. The Legacy: The Influence of Ibn Taymiyyah on Hanbali Jurists 6. A Case of Conflict? The Intended Triple Divorce Revisited

About the Author

Abdul-Hakim al-Matroudi, visiting professorat the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, specialises in Islamic law, the Islamic Judicial system and Qur’anic Law. He has a specialist interest in Hanbali law and Ibn Taymiyyah. Recently published works include ‘The Hanbali School of Law in the Light of Contemporary Western Studies’, ‘The Qur'an as a Source of Law: A Reassessment of Ahmad Ibn Hanbal's Use of the Qur'an as a Legal Source’, ‘Ibn Taymiyyah’s Evaluation of Istihsan in the Hanbali School of Law’, ‘Circumstantial Evidence and Legal Stratagems in Surat Yusuf’ and a study, annotation and translation of Ibn Taymiyyah’s treatise ‘Raf ‘ al-malam’

About the Series

Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilizations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies