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Birth of a Legal Institution: The Formation of the Waqf in Third-Century A H Hanafi Legal Discourse (Peter C Hennigan) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004130296
Birth of a Legal Institution: The Formation of the Waqf in Third-Century A H Hanafi Legal Discourse (Peter C Hennigan) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004130296
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Title: The Birth of a Legal Institution: The Formation of the Waqf in Third-Century A H Hanafi Legal Discourse

Author: Hennigan, Peter C

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004130296

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxiv, 240

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This book present the first sustained analysis of the earliest legal treatises on the Islamic trust, or waqf--the Ahkam al-Waqf of Hilal al-Ra'y and the Ahkam al-Awqaf of al-Khassaf.The book situates the treastise and their authors within third/ninth century legal culture, and then undertakes a systematic textual analysis of the treatises, examining both the attributes of Hanafi legal discourse and how the waqf came to be defined and situated within existing categories of charitable giving, inheritance, bequest and death-sickness. The final chapter focuses on how the waqf was legitimated hermeneutically through traditions of the Prophet and his Companions.The close textual analysis of these treatises is especially important for historians of early Islamic law.
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