Abd al-Razzaq al- Sanhuri

(d. 1971)

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(d. 1971)

Egyptian jurist and legal scholar. French- and Egyptian-educated, al-Sanhuri proposed modernizing Islamic law based on the historical, social, and legal experience of the respective countries. He was involved in the construction of the civil codes of Iraq and Egypt. Legacy also lies in his extensive works on Islamic law.

Subjects: Islam.

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