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A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh

  title={A History of Islamic Legal Theories: An Introduction to Sunni Usul Al-Fiqh},
  author={Jonathan E. Brockopp},
  journal={Middle East Journal},
A History of Islamic Legal Theories: an Introduction to Sunni usul al-fiqh, by Wael Hallaq. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ix + 262 pages. Refs. to p. 287. Index to p. 294. $59.95. Reviewed by Jonathan E. Brockopp As one of the leading figures in the academic study of Islamic law, Wael Hallaq has been working on the logical structure of Islamic jurisprudence for many years and has produced a series of important articles on al-Shafi'i. alGhazali, Abu Husayn al-Basri, and others… 

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    Revista de Direito Internacional
  • 2019
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