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Till God inherits the earth [electronic resource] : Islamic pious endowments in al-Andalus (9-15th centuries) /
by Alejandro García Sanjuán.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
description
xx, 545 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
9004153586 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004153585 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
isbn
9004153586 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004153585 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
language note
Translated from the Spanish.
catalogue key
11671835
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-538) and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alejandro Garcia Sanjuan is currently Professor of Medieval History at Huelva University (Spain).
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Till God Inherits the Earth' deals with the origins & evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus, analysing its juridical basis & its socio-economic role.
Description for Reader
All those interested in Islamic history (Arabists and Historians), the history of al-Andalus, the history of the Iberian Peninsula during Middle Ages, the history of institutions and in social and economic history.
Long Description
Till God Inherits the Earth deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus, analysing its juridical basis and its social-economic role.Evidence is primarily drawn from Andalusi Maliki jurisprudence and from narrative and biographical traditional sources as well.Separate chapters examine private and public donations and special importance is given to the analysis of the public goals of the institution, namely, charitative, religious (mosques, rabitas), educational and for the jihad. The book is completed with several appendices including complementary information, translations of Arabic texts and figures.This study provides us with a complete knowledge of several and important issues such as the relevance of Islamic jurisprudence as an historical source, the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the Islamic concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion.
Main Description
This volume deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus and provide us with a complete review of relevant issues such as the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion.
Main Description
Till God Inherits the Earth deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in Al-Andalus, analysing its juridical basis and its social-economic role. Evidence is primarly drawn from Andalusi Maliki jurisprudence and from narrative and biography traditional sources as well. Separate chapters examine private and public donations and special importance is given to the analysis of the public goals of the institution, namely, charitative, religious (mosques, rabitas), educational and for the jihad. The book is completed with several appendices including complementary information, translation of Arabic texts and figures. This study provides us with a complete knowledge of several and important issues such as the relevance of Islamic jurisprudence as an historical source, the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the Islamic concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Glossary of Arabic Termsp. xi
Sources usedp. 1
The use of Islamic jurisprudence as a documentary sourcep. 24
Origins and early development of the institutionp. 55
The Legal Framework: general elements of donationsp. 82
The family or private ahbasp. 142
The aims of pious ahbasp. 184
The organisation of mosques and the role of pious endowmentsp. 243
The officials responsible for managing the endowment: nazir, qadi and sahib al-ahbasp. 293
Legal Theory versus Practical Needs: causes and mechanisms to altering donationsp. 337
Pious endowments in the context of the Andalusian Social Formationp. 392
Conclusionp. 436
Jurists and fuqaha: identification and alphabetical indexp. 448
Inventory and breakdown of fatawa included in the Miyarp. 457
Tables of Datap. 467
Location of Ibn Rushd's fatawap. 477
Graphsp. 479
Texts in Translationp. 484
Sourcesp. 523
Bibliographyp. 527
Indexp. 539
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