RLG100Y1 Lecture #19 - November 24th 2010 Class Notes...

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November 24 th 2010 Class Notes ***TEST*** Schools of Islamic Law - Shariah; Basic societal laws that reflect faith. - Difference between school determine by importance put on sources of law (Qur’an, community, revelation. ..) - Modern times often finds secular law government that reflects Muslim laws in private but more secular for society. Shari'ah determines family law. Secular law determines societal laws. e.g Turkey; Democratic society yet follows Shari'ah for family law. Hanafi school: - Founded by Abu Hanafi, 8 th century - Son of a slave - Founded oldest school of Muslim law (Hanafi) - Spread to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria. - There are no original written sources. Disciple transcribed oral teachings. Malak school: - Founded by Malak Bin Anas; Late 8 th century - Scholar of Madina - Liberal school; gives equal weight to Sunnah, Qur’an and communal/scholarly input. - Spread to North Africa, Medieval Spain, West Africa (Sudan) Shafi: - Founder was a legal authority - Travelled across medieval Islamic world to see span of practice of law. -
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #19 - November 24th 2010 Class Notes...

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