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Law: The Four Sunnī Schools of Law: Overview
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This entry initially examines the factors that precipitated the rise of the four legal schools in Sunnī Islam, the various methodologies the schools utilized in the derivation of juridical rulings, and the cultural factors that influenced the rulings they issued. These were important considerations in the issuance of rulings on wome…

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Takim, Liyakat, “Law: The Four Sunnī Schools of Law: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0111>
First published online: 2009

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