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Disagreements of the Jurists


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al-Qadi al-Nu'man (Author)
Al-Qadi al-Nu'man (d. 364/974) was born in Tunisia and joined the service of the Fatimids in 313/925, eventually rising to the position of supreme judge. As the most important jurist and legal author of the Fatimid Empire, his work founded Isma'ili law as a discipline.
John Coughlin (Foreword by)
John Coughlin is the Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law at NYU Abu Dhabi.
John Sexton (Foreword by)
John Sexton is the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law at NYU and served as the 15th President of NYU from 2002 to 2015.
Devin Stewart (Translator)
Devin J. Stewart is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Emory University. He has written on the Qur'an, Shi'i Islam, and Islamic legal education.


"[Disagreements of the Jurists] is very important for students of jurisprudence and for reconstructing fiqh's development." * The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences *
"This book will be useful especially to those who are interested in the history of law andthe history of the Fatimids." * Speculum *

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