The Case of variae lectiones in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence: Grammar and the Interpretation of Law

  title={The Case of variae lectiones in Classical Islamic Jurisprudence: Grammar and the Interpretation of Law},
  author={Mustafa Akram Ali Shah},
  journal={International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de S{\'e}miotique juridique},
  • M. Shah
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Law
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique
The qirāʾāt or variae lectiones represent the vast corpus of Qurʾānic readings that were preserved through the historical processes associated with the textual codification and transmission of the Qurʾān. Despite the fact that differences among concomitant readings tend to be nominal, others betray semantic nuances that are brought into play within legal discourses. Both types of readings remain important sources for the history of the text of the Qur’ān and early Arabic grammatical thought… 
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