Islamic Legal Orthodoxy

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In Islamic Legal Orthodoxy, Stewart explores the process by which Shi'ite jurists participated in the mainstream of Islamic jurisprudence and were influenced by Sunni legal doctrines.

The Cambridge Companion To Classical Islamic Theology

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Theology and Law in Islam (Wiesbaden, 1971), pp.3–23. Stewart, Devin J.,
Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal System (
Salt Lake City, 1998). Weiss, Bernard, The Search for God's Law: Islamic
Jurisprudence in the Writings of Sayf al-D ın al-A ̄mid ı (Salt Lake City, 1992).
Notes 1. In this chapter, ''jurist'' stands for a scholar of Islamic positive law (faq ıh);
''jurisconsult'' stands for a jurist trained to issue special legal opinions for
individual cases (muft ...

Alids

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72 Devin Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the
Sunni Legal System (Salt Lake City, 1998), p. 61; see also the critical reviews of
Stewart's work by Wilferd Madelung, Journal of the American Oriental Society
120 (2000), pp. 111–14, and by Robert Gleave, Islamic Law and Society 7 (2000)
, pp. 102–4. Melchert, Formation, pp. 83–4, suggests that semi-rationalists of all
backgrounds may have found a convenient cover in the Shāfiʿī school: '
Adherence to the ...

Twelve Infallible Men

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And al-Ṣādiq is known to have been a teacher of major Sunni scholars like Abū
Ḥanīfa, Mālik b. Anas, and Wāṣil b. ʿAṭāʾ (M. Hodgson, “Dja'far al-Ṣādiḳ,” EI2)
. Furthermore, as Devin Stewart has demonstrated, there is a history of Shi'i
scholars practicing Sunni schools of law (particularly the Shāfiʿī school). See
Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal
System (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press), 1998. Tracing the Sunni-Shiʿa
divide to ...

Revival And Reform In Islam

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Devin Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni
Legal System (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1998), The Akhbaris
resemble the Traditionists in their hermeneutic approach to law that insists on a
literal interpretation and reliance on hadTth sources. The driving force behind this
may be the same, namely a desire to attain and claim certainty for their respective
views. The similarity, however, ends insofar as the Akhbaris reject ijtihad and
refuse to ...

Muslim Identities

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The Just Ruler in Shiʿite Islam: The Comprehensive Authority of the Jurist in
Imamite Jurisprudence. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Schacht,
Joseph. An Introduction to Islamic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964. Al-
Shafiʿi, Muhammad ibn Idris. Islamic Jurisprudence: Shafiʿi's “Risala.”
Translated by Majid Khadduri. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1961.
Stewart, Devin J. Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the
Sunni Legal System.

Speaking For Islam

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190–225; Wael B. Hallaq, “On the Authoritativeness of Sunni Consensus,”
International Journal of Middle East Studies 18 (1986), pp. 427–54; idem, A
History of Islamic Legal Theories. An Introduction to Sunnì Ußùl al-Fiqh,
Cambridge 1997, especially pp. 75–81; Farzana Shaikh, Community and
Consensus in Islam. Muslim Representation in Colonial India, 1860–1947,
Cambridge 1989; Devin J. Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy. Twelver Shiite
Responses to the Sunni Legal System, ...

Modern Islamic Thought In A Radical Age

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This centrality is underscored above all by the place of consensus, alongside the
Qur'an and the normative example of the Prophet Muhammad (sunna), as a
fundamental source of law and legal norms in Sunni Islam. \Nhile Shi'i jurists
have usually been far less certain of ... Press, 1989); Devin I. Stewart, Islamic
Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the Sunni Legal System (Salt
Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1998). Also see The Encyclopaedia of Islam,
2nd ed. (Leiden: ...

Diverging Paths

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38 Daftary, “Al-Qādī al-Nuʿmān, Ismāʿīlī Law and Imāmī Shīʿism,” 185. 39
Daftary, “Al-Qādī al-Nuʿmān, Ismāʿīlī Law and Imāmī Shīʿism,” 180 and 182. 40
Daftary, “Al-Qādī al-Nuʿmān, Ismāʿīlī Law and Imāmī Shīʿism,” 185–186;
Robert Gleave, Inevitable Doubt: Two Theories of Shiʿi Jurisprudence (Leiden:
Brill, 2000); Devin Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy. Twelver Shiite Responses to
the Sunni Legal System (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1998). 41 An
Ismaʿili ...

Hadith Piety And Law

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On the evolution of Shiʿism in the earlier tenth century, v. Verena Klemm, “The
Four Sufarāʾ of the Twelfth Imām,” trans. Gwendolyn Goldbloom, Shīʿism, ed.
Etan Kohlberg, The Formation of The Classical Islamic World 33 (Aldershot:
Ashgate, 2003), 135–152. On the evolution of Twelver law over the next century,
v. Devin J. Stewart, Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelver Shiite Responses to the
Sunni Legal System (Salt Lake City: Univ. of Utah Press, 1998), and Robert
Gleave, ...