Al-Muntakhab fi Usual al-Madhhab

Abbas, Ahmad M. N (2001) Al-Muntakhab fi Usual al-Madhhab. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to edit a manuscript in 'Usul al-Fiqh (principles of Islamic jurisprudence) written according to the Hanafi school. The main manuscript used on the edition dates back to (690H/1292AD). The author is Husäm al-Din Muhammad bin Muhammad bin `Umar al-Akhsikathi, who died in (6441V1247AD). The thesis provides an account of the author's life and identifies his historical character and the epoch in which he lived, i. e. the 7th century H.(13th century AD). To explore that, it was necessary to dwell upon the region and context where the author lived. I endeavour to highlight the author's personality from different angles so as to understand the circumstances that produced such scholars at that time in history. The study of the book required, first to attribute the work to its author and, second, to show its significance and its impact on the science of 'Usul al-Fiqh. I also tried to focus on the methodology employed by the author of this work and the reason that this book has gained wider prominence in this particular field than that of other writers. Through studying this book I discuss Muslims' interest in this work and its prolific number of editors and commentators, which indicates the value of the book to scholars and students. The significance of any book relates to the subject that the book itself tackles; therefore, I start the study with an introduction in which I demonstrate the value of the subject of the book i.e. 'Usul al-Fiqh. Here, I discuss the time when it came into being, how it evolved, scholars' methods and approaches in studying this authority- whom many scholars consider as a fundamental pillar for many other sciences such as jurisprudence, interpretation and the Hadith (Prophet's Traditions).

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: EThOS Web Service
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 09:33
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1060

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