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On Taqlīd: Ibn al Qayyim’s Critique of Authority in Islamic Law

Abdul-Rahman Mustafa

Abstract

This book offers a new translation of a large extract from the book I’lam al Muwaqqi’in ‘An Rabb al ’Alamin, by the thirteenth-century Islamic scholar, Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyya. The I’lam comprises an in-depth discussion of the subject of taqlīd, or legal imitation, and is one of the most comprehensive treatments of Islamic legal theory and serves as a manual for mujtahids and muftis. In this translated portion of the I’lam, Ibn Qayyim first introduces the nature of taqlīd and divides it into several categories. It then provides an account of a debate between a critic of the view that taqlīd of ... More

Keywords: taqlīd, legal imitation, Islamic legal theory, muujtahids, muftis, ittibi’, ijtihad, hanbalism, Islamic history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937516
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937516.001.0001

Authors

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Abdul-Rahman Mustafa, author
University College Lahore

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