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Title: A critical approach to the origins and evolution of Usul al-Fiqh and the methodologies of interpretation and inference, with a case study of hijab
Author: Hafez, Sarab M. S.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3550 1006
Awarding Body: Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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Exploration of the strata of Usul al-Fiqh establishes that the founders of the basic Sunni Schools differed over the authoritativeness of most basic shariah sources (e.g. ahad traditions and ijma), which did not preclude them from considering their counterparts as legitimate competitors. Early 8th/14th century Usuliyiin later consolidated Usul al-Fiqh into one version; its orthodox nature still dominates Sunnī Islamic intellectual thought.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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