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Intent in Islamic Law: Motive and Meaning in Medieval Sunni Fiqh (Paul Powers) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004145924
Intent in Islamic Law: Motive and Meaning in Medieval Sunni Fiqh (Paul Powers) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2005) 9789004145924
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Title: Intent in Islamic Law: Motive and Meaning in Medieval Sunni Fiqh

Author: Powers, Paul

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004145924

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 241

List Price in Cloth: $147.00 Our price: $124.99

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This book explores the nature and role of intent in pre-modern Islamic legal rule books, including ritual, commercial, family, and penal law. It argues that Muslim jurists treat intent as a definitive element of many actions regulated by the Shari'a, and they employ a variety of means and terms to assess and categorize subjective states.Through detailed analyses of medeival Islamic texts, aided by Western philosophical examinations of intent, the author presents technically detailed yet lucid arguments about Islamic religious ritual and spirituality, the ethics of business transactions, the role of the inner self in crime and punishment, and Muslim understandings of agency and language.This is the first extensive exploration of the crucial legal issue of intent in all major areas of Islamic substantive law.
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