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Early contributions to the theory of Islamic governance: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Awzāʿī

Bouzenita, Anke Iman (2012) Early contributions to the theory of Islamic governance: ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Awzāʿī. Journal Of Islamic Studies, 23 (2). pp. 137-164. ISSN 14716917, 09552340

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This paper deals with the political understanding of one of the early masters of fiqh, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Awzāʿī (d. 157/773), as manifested in his biography and what can be substantiated of his legal scholarship. It argues that, although the principles of Islamic governance were systematically formulated and laid down by later generations, the corresponding concepts were well established and acted upon in the generation of this famous Syrian scholar. The paper draws on primary historical source material that has hitherto been largely underused. It sheds light on the scholar and his time, his evaluation of political events, his attitude to and relationship with people in power and his views on the legitimacy of rulers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4901/28972
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic governance al-Awzāʿī al-siyāsah al-sharʿīyah politics Muslim scholars
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Anke Bouzenita
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 13:38
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 08:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28972

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