Islamic Jurisprudence

Ottoman Empire. c.1824 (1239 AH). Notes: Fiqh is Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh is often described as the human understanding of the sharia, that is human understanding of the divine Islamic law as revealed in the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings and practices of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and His companions). Fiqh expands and develops Shariah through interpretation (ijtihad) of the Quran and Sunnah by Islamic jurists (ulama) and is implemented by the rulings (fatwa) of jurists on questions presented to them. Thus, whereas sharia is considered immutable and infallible by Muslims, fiqh is considered fallible and changeable. Fiqh deals with the observance of rituals, morals and social legislation in Islam as well as political system. In the modern era, there are four prominent schools (madh'hab) of fiqh within Sunni practice, plus two (or three) within Shi'a practice. A person trained in fiqh is known as a faqīh (plural fuqaha)., Size: 8vo., Illustration: Arabic Manuscript on Paper. manuscript on laid polished paper, approximately twenty-one lines per page, in fine Naskh, the text in black and red, bound in limp dark goatskin, 93 leaves, 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches., Provenance: Ex-Libris on verso of the frontispiece, not legible. , Category: Book Manuscript; Book Religious Islam;. Item #B6192

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