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al-Qaḍi  

Mohammad Fadel

Online publication date:
Oct 2016
The paradigmatic public institution associated with the application of Islamic law from the rise of Islam until the end of the nineteenth century has been the qadi. This essay examines the ... More

The Historiography of Sunni Usul al-Fiqh  

Youcef Soufi

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Oct 2016
This article reviews scholarship on the history of Sunni usul al-fiqh—also known as “Islamic jurisprudence,” “legal theory,” “source law,” “legal methodology,” and “proofs of the law” ... More

Types of Constitutions  

Dieter Grimm

Print publication date:
May 2012
Online publication date:
Nov 2012
This article presents a history of ideas of constitutional designs and conceptions of constitutionalism. It discusses the problem with typologies, identifying the object, the constitution ... More

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