The Contribution of Early Islamic Rulers to Adjudication and Legislation: The Case of the Mazalim Tribunals

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Abstract

There is an interesting discrepancy in the early Islamic empires between law making and the perception of law making. Although early Islamic rulers - the Rashidun (the first four caliphs that succeeded Muhamad, known as the Rightly Guided caliphs), the Umayyads and the early Abbasids - determined the rules and regulations in several areas of the law, their contributions went unmentioned in legal literature.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationLaw and Empire
Subtitle of host publicationIdeas, Practices, Actors
EditorsJeroen Frans Jozef Duindam, Jill Harries, Caroline Humfress, Nimrod Hurvitz
Pages133-156
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789004249516
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameRulers & Elites
Volume3

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