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Text and Interpretation

Text and Interpretation

Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq and His Legacy in Islamic Law

Hossein Modarressi

ISBN 9780674271890

Publication date: 08/09/2022


  • Scholars of Islamic legal studies can only be grateful for the continued presence and energy of [Modarressi]…In a nonornate style, Modarressi provides an account of the life and views of the eponym of one of Islam’s longest traditions of legal reasoning, and of how his example served as a basis for a school of law that can claim 200 million followers today—in Islam’s fifteenth century.

    —Ahmad Atif Ahmad, Journal of the American Oriental Society


  • Hossein Modarressi is Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

Book Details

  • 456 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Program in Islamic Law