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The Pillars of Islam (Volume I)

Asaf A.A. Fyzee (Translator) Ismail Kurban Husein Poonawala (Author)
Synopsis This is the first volume of the most authoritative text on Isma’ili law, Da’a’im al-Islam, which was the official code of the Fatimid Empire. It covers the topics of faith, devotion, ritual purity, prayer, funerals, the alms tax, fasting, pilgrimage, and jihad. Published for the first time in paperback, it is an essential reference work for lawyers, judges, and scholars of religious and socio-legal studies.
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About the authors

Asaf A.A. Fyzee

Asaf A.A. Fyzee, an outstanding scholar of Islamic law, was the Perry Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and Principal of the Government Law College, Mumbai. He held several public offices and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. He is the author of Outlines of Muhammadan Law (1949, OUP 1999) and A Modern Approach to Islam (1963).

Ismail Kurban Husein Poonawala

Ismail K.H. Poonawala is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. A specialist in Isma’ili studies, he is the author of Bibliography of Isma’ili Literature (1977), and the editor of several Isma’ili texts. He has also translated with annotations, Volume IX of Tabari’s history, entitled The Last Years of the Prophet (1990) and The Pillars of Islam, Volume I: Acts of Devotion and Religious Observances (2002).

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Title The Pillars of Islam (Volume I)
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195684354
length xxxiii+573p., Bibliography; Index; 22cm.
Subjects History