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ʿAbd al-Wahhab ibn ʿAli al- Subki

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(a.h. 727/1327 c.e.–a.h. 771/1370 c.e.).

Was born and studied in Cairo, moving with his father Taqi al-Din to Damascus in 739/1339. With his father's permission he acted as a qadi...

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Abrogation of Legal Norms (Naskh)

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Abrogation, in Arabic naskh or al-nāsikh wa al-mansūkh, “the abrogating and the abrogated,” is a term for theories dealing with apparent conflict between different elements of revelation in...

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Abu al-Khattab Mahfuz ibn Ahmad al- Kalwadhani

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(a.h. 432 510 c.e.–a.h. 1050/1116 c.e.). Mahfuz ibn Ahmad al-Kalwadhani Abu al-Khattab was one of the renowned scholars of eleventh-century Baghdad, who played major roles in crystallizing...

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Abu al-Wafaʾ ʿAli Ibn ʿAqil

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(d. 1119)

Hanbali jurist with rationalist leanings. In traditionalist eleventh-century Baghdad, his admiration for the mystic al-Hallaj (d. 922) led to his persecution and forced...

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Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn ʿAli ibn Ismaʿil al-Shashi Qaffal

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(a.h. 291/904 c.e.–365/976 c.e.).

A leading early Shafiʿi jurist credited with spreading the Shafiʿi school in Transoxania displacing the previously prevalent Hanbali school,...

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Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali

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(a.h. 450/1058 c.e.–a.h. 505/1111 c.e.).

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, celebrated Muslim scholar, held a prestigious professorship in Shafiʿi law in the colleges of Baghdad and...

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Abu Ibrahim Ismaʿil ibn Yahya al- Muzani

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(a.h. 175/791 c.e.–a.h. 264/878 c.e.).

Jurist and prominent student of Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafiʿi, founder of the Shafiʿi school of law. Al-Muzani became one of al-Shafiʿi's...

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Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn ʿAli Shirazi

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(a.h. 393/1003 c.e.–a.h. 476/1083 c.e.).

A leading scholar of the Iraqi branch of the Shafiʿi school of law, al-Shirazi was born in Firuzabad in what is today southern Iran. He ...

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Abu Yaʿla, Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi

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(d. a.h. 458/1066 c.e.). Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Farraʾ al-Baghdadi Abu Yaʿla was a famous eleventh-century Hanbali scholar with a long and brilliant academic career in Baghdad. For...

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Academics

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The formal teaching of law in the United States has passed from individual attorneys acting as masters to their apprentices, through part-time attorneys acting as schoolmasters, to...

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