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An appraisal of Majallat al-Ahkam al-Adliyyah: a legal code of Islamic civil transactions by the Ottoman

Rahman, Habibur and Osmani, Noor Mohammad (2018) An appraisal of Majallat al-Ahkam al-Adliyyah: a legal code of Islamic civil transactions by the Ottoman. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (9). pp. 1381-1393. ISSN 2222-6990

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The Majallat al-Ahkam al-Adliyyah, known as the Mejelle, is a legal code of Islamic civil transactions drafted under the auspices of the Ottoman. This study intends to introduce the Mejelle and to evaluate the codification attempt made by the Mejelle. Employing analytical and critical methods the study finds out that in codification of Islamic civil transactions the attempt of the Mejelle is comparatively more successful and it explicitly distinguishes between the method of being reference for learning and reference for judiciary. The study demonstrates that generally the Mejelle consents to the preponderant views of Hanafi School, excluding few cases in which it conforms to minority Hanafi views considering public wellbeing and needs of the time. Nevertheless, the compilation process of the Mejelle complies with the principles of giving preponderance of the Hanafi School of Islamic law.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4471/68462
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Mejelle, Codification, Islamic Civil Transactions, Majallat al-Ahkam al-Adliyyah, The Ottoman
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Mohammad Osmani
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 14:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68462

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