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A critical edition of Kitāb al-istikhrāj li-aḥkām al-kharāj by Abū al-Faraj ʻAbd al-Raḥmān b. Shihāb al-Dīn Abū al-ʻAbbas Aḥmad b. Rajab al-Ḥanbalī (Born 736 AH/1335 AD. Died 795 AH/1393 AD)

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  • K Law (General)
  • Pi Oriental Languages And Literatures
  • Law


This thesis consists of a critical edition of the Kit=ab al-istikhr=aj li-ad hk=am al-khar=aj, which is basically a review of the system by which land is taxed in an Islamic society. It covers the legal intricacies concerning this issue, ranging through the period of the early days of Islam to the eighth century Hijrah. The analysis is predominantly based on three manuscripts, obtained from the Uppsala, Paris and Cairo libraries. It is divided into two parts, the former containing the introduction and the latter the text. The introduction again is sub-divided into three chapters: the first giving a general outline of the work and the text, the second dealing with the author, and finally the third being a brief discussion of the khar=aj system. A bibliography of the introduction is included. Also included is a list of the verses of the Qur'=an and narrations from had{=i}th quoted, as well as a list of the books referred to, in the text.

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