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Author Meshal, Reem A., author.

Title Sharia and the making of the modern Egyptian : Islamic law and custom in the courts of Ottoman Cairo / Reem A. Meshal.

Publication Info. Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2014.

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Edition [US & CA version].
Description 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages .)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-286) and index.
Contents The Empire in Theory -- Custom in Shari'a and in the Siyasati Ilahi (Celestial Siyasa) -- The Construction of Orthodoxy : Renewal (Tajdid) & Renunciation (Takfir) -- "This Sijill is a Hujja!" Mass Producing Documents in Ottoman-Cairo -- The Documented Life -- The Rights of God (Huquq Allah) : "A Moral Transgression, not a Crime" -- The Rights of Man (Huquq al-Adamiyyin).
Summary In this study, the author examines sijills, the official documents of the Ottoman Islamic courts, to understand how sharia law, society, and the early-modern economy of 16th and 17th century Ottoman Cairo related to the practice of custom in determining rulings. In the 16th century, a new legal and culutral orthodoxy fostered the development of an early-modern Islam that broke new ground, giving rise of a new concept of the citizen and his role. Contrary to the prevailing scholarly view, this work adopts the position that local custom began to diminish and decline as a source of authority.
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Subject Law -- Egypt -- Islamic influences -- History.
Islamic law -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- History.
Customary law -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Islamic courts -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Egypt -- History -- 1517-1882.
LAW -- Essays.
LAW -- General Practice.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
LAW -- Paralegals & Paralegalism.
LAW -- Practical Guides.
LAW -- Reference.
Customary law.
Islamic courts.
Law -- Islamic influences.
Egypt -- Cairo.
Chronological Term 1517-1882
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online). MaRLi UPSO 2014.
Other Form: Print version: 9789774166174 9774166175 (DLC) 2014378830
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