Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602438
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729348 | DOI:

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The final chapter provides conclusions on three levels, beginning with new understandings of the position of the muhtasib in Mamluk Cairo and Fustat. It then draws conclusions of methodology, identifying key aspects of this study that can be carried into future research in pursuit of an understanding of Islamic law in action. Further broadening from future studies to current events, the Conclusions explain how the lessons of the book contribute to efforts to understand the practice of Islamic law today and in particular how the central issues in this historical study can be used to inform contemporary discussions.

Keywords: methodology; law in action; authority; discretion; everyday experiences; public interest

Chapter.  4335 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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