'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Amr al-Awza'i

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'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Amr al-Awza'i (c.707-774) was Umayyad Syria's most influential jurist, part of a generation of scholars who began establishing the first formal structures for the preservation and dissemination of religious knowledge. Les mer
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'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Amr al-Awza'i (c.707-774) was Umayyad Syria's most influential jurist, part of a generation of scholars who began establishing the first formal structures for the preservation and dissemination of religious knowledge. Following the Abbasid revolution, they provided a point of stability in otherwise unstable times.



Despite his close ties to the old regime, al-Awza'i continued to participate in legal and theological matters in the Abbasid era. Although his immediate impact would prove short-lived, his influence on aspects of Islamic law, particularly the laws of war, endures to this day.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Foreword



Introduction



Al-Awza'i's Biography







1 THE SOURCES



2 AL-AWZA'I'S JURISPRUDENCE



Law in the Formative Period of Islam



Al-Awza'i's Fiqh



Evaluating Al-Awza'i as a Legal Scholar



3 AL-AWZA'I'S SCHOLARLY MILIEU



Pro-Umayyad Friends and Rivals



The Hanafis: Al-Awza'i's Foes



The Malikis



4 AL-AWZA'I'S THEOLOGY



Damascus as a Theological Center



Al-Awza'i's Theological Views



Al-Awza'i and the Qadarites



Conclusions: Al-Awza'i's Theology



5 AL-AWZA'I AND THE POLITICAL ELITE



Al-Awza'i and the Umayyads



Surviving the Fall of the Umayyads and the Abbasid Revolution



Al-Awza'i and the Abbasids



Al-Awza'i's Post-Revolutionary Life



Conclusion: Evaluating Al-Awza'i as a Political Figure



6 AL-AWZA'I'S LEGACY



Al-Awza'i's Students



Al-Awza'i's Regional Persistence



Al-Awza'i's Legal Legacy



Al-Awza'i in Modern Times







Conclusion



Bibliography



Index

Om forfatteren

Steven Judd is Professor of Middle East History at Southern Connecticut State University. He has been studying early Islamic law and theology, especially during the Umayyad period, for over twenty years, and is the author of Religious Scholars and the Umayyads. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.