Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: The early development of Hanafi usul al-fiqh
Author: Bedir, Murteza
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 9211
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1999
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
This is a study about the early history of usal al-fiqh as a literary genre. An attempt is made to make a comparative analysis of five texts of uscil al-fiqh, all belonging to the Hanafi school. These five texts are: al-Fusfil fi- al-Usul by Jassas (d. 370/98 1), Taqwim al-adilla by Ab-a Zayd al-Dabusi (430/1039), Kitab al-Usul by Shams al-a'imma al-Sarakhsi (483/1090). Kanz al-wusul ila ma'rifat al-usul by Fakhr al-Islam al-Pazdawl (482/1089) and Usfil al-Shdshi, whose author is unknown. In this study, I endeavoured to show that the first four texts of usul display a methodological continuity which is characterised by a juristic outlook. This continuity is bolstered by the fact that one can also trace a terminological and structural development of these texts in conjunction with their chronology. In addition, I argued that the so-called Usull al-Shashi cannot be dated prior to the final text above, i.e. Pazdawi's Kanz, as some have believed, on the basis of my analysis of the language and structure of this text in comparison with the former four.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available