The Pillars of Islam - Volume II Laws pertaining to human intercourse

The Pillars of Islam - Volume II Laws pertaining to human intercourse

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Author: Da 'a'im al - Islam of al - Qadi al Nu 'man
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Asaf A. A. Fyzee/Ismail Kurban Husein Poonawala
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 573
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195689070


This is the second volume of the most authoritative text on Isma'ili law, Da'a'im al-Islam, which was the official code of the Fatimid Empire.

Wide in its scope, its coverage includes business transactions, oaths and vows, food and drin, rules of inheritance and wills, marriage and divorc, medicine, hunting, ritual sdlaughter and sacrifice, charitable acts, apostasy, the law of evidence, and the duties of judges. Published for the first time in paperbac, this volume is an essential reference work for lawyers, judges, and scholers of religious and socio-legal studies..


Asaf A.A. Fyzee was an outstanding scholar of Islamic law and jurisprudence.

Ismail K. H. Poonawala is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.


‘This book is an important document about the tenets of and traditions of Islam. … a storehouse of information about the teachings of the Prophet and the sayings of the different Imams.’
--- The Telegraph

‘… one must express admiration and appreciation for the painstaking labour that has gone into the editing and translation of the text.’
--- Journal of Islamic Studies