n Journal for Islamic Studies - Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theory. The Development of the Concepts of 'urf and '?dah in the Islamic Legal Tradition, Ayman Shabana : book review

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



In this seminal work, Shabana embarks on a fascinating study of the role that custom has played in the development of the Islamic legal tradition. The book is divided into three parts and eight chapters. Part One considers the major debates relating to custom in the area of Islamic studies. Part Two traces the influence of custom on Shar?'ah and Islamic legal theory during the pre-5th century AH period while Part Three concentrates on the post-5th century AH period.

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