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Josef van Ess

(Ṭabaqāt II 344f. no. 980) and, in more detail but without significant new insights, Subkī (Ṭabaqāt2II 299f.) rely on him. However, he is not documented as a jurist, not even in the context of methodological...

Islamic Law in Theory

Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss


Edited by A. Kevin Reinhart and Robert Gleave

The contributions of Bernard Weiss to the study of the principles of jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh) are recognized in a series of contributions on Islamic legal theory. These thirteen chapters study a range of Islamic texts and employ contemporary legal, religious, and hermeneutical theory to study the methodology of Islamic law.

Contributors include: Peter Sluglett, Ahmed El Shamsy, Éric Chaumont, A. Kevin Reinhart, Mohammad Fadel, Jonathan Brockopp, Christian Lange, Raquel M. Ukeles, Paul Powers, Robert Gleave, Wolfhart Heinrichs, Joseph Lowry, Rudolph Peters, Frank E. Vogel

Saïd Amir Arjomand

jurists who made it. According to Shāygān (1946:40), except for the first ten general article adopted from the French Civil Code, “the methodology and composition of the Civil Code consists almost entirely in imitation without alteration from Islamic jurisprudence and its classification system.” Meanwhile

World Religion Database

International Religious Demographic Statistics and Sources

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country in the world. It is the major source to render a definitive picture of international religious demography. The WRD provides both current and historical data, as well as sophisticated forecasts of future developments. For each of the world’s religions, best estimates at multiple dates for the period 1900 to 2050 are given. The WRD also offers access to the sources which underlie the figures in the database, such as censuses and surveys. Through an interactive feedback mechanism users can leave comments on sources or methodology related to any figure reported in the WRD. The WRD is constantly updated with new sets of data as they become available, such as estimates of religious affiliation at the province level and religious freedom information for all countries in the world. No other database available today is as comprehensive.
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The Journal of Religion in Africa, founded in 1967 by Andrew Walls, is interested in all religious traditions and all their forms, in every part of Africa, and it is open to every methodology. Its contributors include scholars working in history, anthropology, sociology, political science, missiology, literature and related disciplines. It occasionally publishes religious texts in their original African language.

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Francesco Morriello

methodology as she pursued it in Kinshasa and Luozi, juxtaposing her own fieldwork experiences with observations about BisiKongo beliefs and practices. The second examines discourses about gesture and the body in the Belgian Congo in 1921 between church and state officials and among indigenous populations

Governing the Empire: Provincial Administration in the Almohad Caliphate (1224-1269)

Critical Edition, Translation, and Study of Manuscript 4752 of the Ḥasaniyya Library in Rabat Containing 77 Taqādīm (“Appointments”)


Pascal Buresi and Hicham El Aallaoui

In this book, Pascal Buresi and Hicham El Aallaoui edit, translate, and study an Arabic manuscript of the Royal Library of Rabat, containing 77 appointments of provincial officials. The Almohad Caliphs were the first Berbers to unite the whole Maghrib and the Iberian Peninsula under an imperial ideology elaborated at the end of the 12th C.E. by the most famous scholars, such as Averroes.
This peripheral Islamic dynasty produced a pragmatic documentation that provides exceptional information about the administrative, political, ideological, and religious organisation of the largest medieval European-African Empire. Buresi and El Aallaoui convincingly stress the importance of the literature of the Chancellery in renewing the history of power and authority in medieval Islamic lands.

Monika Brodnicka

. Through a mystical methodology, one can understand not just the spiritual infrastructure in itself, but also the particular relationship that the spiritual dimension has to the physical world. Mysticism introduces knowledge of interdimensional dynamics that explains the characteristic manifestation of

André Chappatte

Bougouni may be a sign that Haïdara’s popularity has reached a stage that goes beyond an urban public visibility in southern Mali. On a national level, the issue of popularity becomes highly speculative for political, media, and methodological reasons. The neo-Hanbali Muslims are visible in public due to

Abamfo Ofori Atiemo

. ‘The Domestication of Islam and Christianity in African Societies: A Methodological Exploration’ . Journal of Religion in Africa 11 , 1 - 12 . Sanneh , Lamin . 2003 . Whose Religion is Christianity? The Gospel Beyond the West . Grand Rapids, MI : W.B. Eerdmans . Saraswati , Swami