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The Distinguished Jurist's Primer, Volume I (Bidayat al Mujtahid wa Nihayat al Muqtasid)

The Distinguished Jurist's Primer, Volume I (Bidayat al Mujtahid wa Nihayat al Muqtasid)

The Distinguished Jurist's Primer, Volume I (Bidayat al Mujtahid wa Nihayat al Muqtasid)
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Author: Ibn Rushd
Translator: Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
Paperback, 660 pages
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
ISBN: 9781859641385

Ibn Rushd’s Bidayat al-Mujtahid (The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer) occupies a unique place among the authoritative manuals of Islamic law. It is designed to prepare the jurist for the task of the mujtahid, the independent jurist, who derives the law and lays down precedents to be followed by the judge in the administration of justice. In this manual Ibn Rushd traces most of the issues of Islamic law, describing not only what the law is, but also elaborating the methodology of some of the greatest legal minds in Islam to show how such laws were derived.

This text provides a still-relevant basis for the interpretation and formulation of Islamic law. Combining his legal and philosophical knowledge, Ibn Rushd transcends the boundaries of different schools and presents a critical analysis of the opinions of the famous Muslim jurists and their methodologies.

The legal subject areas covered include marriage and divorce; sale and exchange of goods; wages, crop-sharing and speculative partnership; security for debts and insolvency; gifts, bequests and inheritance; and offences and judgements.

About the translator:
Imran Nyazee is Assistant Professor at the International University, Islamabad. He is currently in charge of training and publications at the Shari’ah Academy, a unit of the International Islamic University.

- "an extremely high quality translation of an important Islamic document”, Dialogue
- "These two volumes together provide a very valuable insight into the legal work that Ibn Rushd undertook", Journal of Islamic Studies
- "this translation will be of particular interest to both the academic, the lawyer, as well as the teacher and student of comparative legal/cultural studies...an excellent choice [was made] in undertaking this translation", Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
- "The translator of the book, Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, should be applauded for his work in rendering this invaluable piece of Islamic jurisprudence into English", Islamonline
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