Preface Translator's Introduction The Historical Background of the Risala The Composition and Structure of the Risala Substance and Argument of the Risala Significance of the Risala The Text of the Risala Postscript Translation of Shafi'i's Risala I. [Introduction] II. [On al-Bayan (Perspicuous Declaration)] III. [On Legal Knowledge] IV. [On the Book of God] V. [On the Obligation of Man to Accept the Authority of the Prophet] VI. [On the Abrogation of Divine Legislation] VII. [On Duties] VIII. [On the Nature of God's Orders of Prohibition and the Prophet's Orders of Prohibition] IX. [On Traditions] X. [On Single-Individual Traditions] XI. [On Consensus (Ijma')] XII. [On Analogy (Qiyas)] XIII. [On Personal Reasoning (Ijtihad)] XIV. [On Juristic Preference (Istihsan)] XV. [On Disagreement (Ikhtilaf)] Transmitters of Traditions Glossary Select Bibliography Index
The author, Majid Khadduri, was a professor of Middle Eastern Studies and founded the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is a renowned academic with more than 35 books to his name.
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