Islamic Legal Theory: A Critical Introduction Based on al-Juwayni’s Waraqat fi usul al‑fiqh

My Critical Introduction to Islamic Legal Theory, which was published online in 2017, has now been updated and published by Hackett, making it an affordable option for classroom use ($18 paper, $15.50 ebook):

Islamic Legal Theory: A Critical Introduction Based on al-Juwayni’s Waraqat fi usul al‑fiqh. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2022.

Print copies will be available in June, but ebooks (on several platforms) are already available through the links on Hackett’s web site, where you can also find some very generous reviews from colleagues. Instructors may also request examination copies.

But the book isn’t just for students. Along with a critical edition and English translation of al-Juwayni’s widely used Kitab al-Waraqat fi usul al-fiqh, it offers a novel commentary that highlights the significance of classical debates for contemporary concerns in a way that I hope will prove illuminating for specialists.

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