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|Title: ||A critical edition of Ru'us al-masa'il by al-Zamakhshari (d. 538 A.H. / 1144)|
|Authors: ||Muhammad, Abdul Halim bin|
|Supervisors: ||Burton, J.|
|Issue Date: ||1977|
|Abstract: ||This thesis consists of two parts. The first part deals with
an introduction which is divided into five chapters,
Chapter one provides, general information on the MS, the copyist
and the orthography. The date and purpose of composition of the
work is also discussed, and the critical apparatus explained.
Chapter two concerns the authorship and outlines briefly the
author's career. The discussion involves the author's name, family,
education, his teachers, his pupils and his other works. The date
of his death is also ascertained.
Chapter three deals with the place of the Ru'uss al-Masa’il
type in literature, and consists of a review of works of similar
title. Confirmation of the authorship of the present work, and
comparison of this work with other similar works results in
showing its significance and in illustrating the attitude of the
author on matters dealt with on Fiqh.
A historical survey of the development of Ikhtilaf literature
and the beginnings of the science of al-Khilafiyyat have been
discussed in chapter four.
Finally, chapter five deals with the classical theory of Usul
and its application in the Ikhtilaf literature which is followed
by a brief conclusion.
The second part presents the Text. This contains 407 rulings under
62 titles and sub-titles which deal with different subjects
ranging from ritual, family law and penal law to the rulings on
food and drink.
The separate notes have been provided in order to show the
development of the Shafi’ite doctrines. An appendix is also provided
aiming to illustrate the development of Zamakhshari's ideas
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