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Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Jeanette Wakin (Project Director: May 1977 to present)

A Translation of the "Rawdat AL-Nazir Wa-Jannat Al-Munazir" By Ibn Qudama

To translate this well-known Muslim work, which explores and discusses the material sources and the various methods by which Islamic legal scholars arrive at a positive rule of law. The theory of "roots" of the law, fully developed by ibn Qudama in this book, is discussed in conjunction with three other schools of legal thought, making work a study in comparative jurisprudence within Sunni Islam.

Project fields:


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 8/31/1979