A History of Islamic Law by N. Coulson

By N. Coulson

The vintage creation to Islamic legislations, tracing its improvement from its origins,through the medieval interval, to its position in glossy Islam.

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This last conclusion is then refuted by ash-Shafi'i on the ground of the Tradition concerning the six slaves; for this indicated that a gift (of their freedom to slaves) made in death-sickness was to b e regarded as a legacy, and the slaves, the recipients of the "legacy", could not have been rela tives of their master. Schacht's second argument, then, that the Tradition did not exist in Tawiis's time because, if it had, he could not have maintained the view he did, is only valid if we assume (a) that Tawiis would necessarily be aware of an existing Tradition, (b) that he would interpret it in exactly the same way as ash-Shafi'i did, and (c) that he would consider himself bound by it.

6o 61 I CONCLUDING STAGES OF GROWTH the sunna of the Prophet became the focal point of attention and legal development was conditioned, almost exclusively, by the reaction of the scholars to this central pillar of ash-Shafi'i's teaching. Measured by the standard of ash-Shafi'i's own views, initial reactions varied from lukewarm acceptance to over-zealous support. But none rejected ash-Shafi'i's doctrine outrightor if they did, contemporary literature did not see fit to transmit their names to posterity-and by the year 900 Muslim jurisprudence as a whole had succeeded in absorbing the master's teaching in a generally acceptable form.

767 ash-Shafi'i at first played the role of a ll•ll 11pectator rather than an active participant in the 11lv ug drama of Islamic law. From his periods of ttuly 11nd deliberation in the principal centres of juris1 wlrncc-Mecca, Medina, Iraq and Syria-:-he had 111 t •d an intimate knowledge of all the leadmg prottl\ 1, but he refused to ally himself with any one 11 , St~nding aloof from local and particular alle1 111 H he was able to comprehend the whole complex IHIIotmic scene with a breadth of outlook and depth I porccption that produced an altogether new dimen111\ In legal thought.

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