Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah written in the fith Century Hijri is perhaps the single most comprehensive account of the workings of Islamic. Al-Ahkam Al-Sultaniyyah: The Laws of Islamic Governance. Translated by Asadullah Yate. London: Ta-Ha Publishers Pp. Price not.

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Posted by Delstone at Below the Caliph sit the governors wazirsexecutive and non-executive assistants muawinjudges qudaahead of the military amir al-jihad sulatniyyah, judicial redress, niqabaj tribunal and administrators to who authority is delegated and who are answerable to the Caliph.

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Description Overview Reviews An easily accessible translation of Al-Mawardi’s unique classical work on the laws of Islamic governance. Nasrulloh rated it really liked it Sep 02, An easily accessible translation of Al-Mawardi’s unique classical work on the laws of Islamic governance.

Ahmad Saqr rated it really liked it Mar 16, The Abbasid rulers asked Mawardi to write a treatise on the Islamic political ruling system so people were able to differentiate the legitimate Abbasid Caliphate from pretenders such as the Fatimids based in Egypt.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. They however miss the Sharia evidences cited by Mawardi throughout his text, showing his articulation is not expressing historical episodes but Sharia texts — the Caliphate structure is the de facto political system of Islam.

The key construct that al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah articulates is the hierarchical structure of political governance with the Caliph at the apex.

Al Ahkam As Sultaniyyah = The Laws Of Islamic Governance

Be the first to review this product. Critique Most of al-akam book is empirical, dealing with the day to day apparatus of governance and public administration.


Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah book commences with a discussion of the juristic theory of the Caliphate — commencing with the obligation of Imamate on Muslims the author uses the term interchangeably with Caliphate and the supporting Sharia evidences followed by a discussion of the contract and procedure of appointment of the Caliph.

The book also considers the main issues relating to land ownership, water supplies, criminal law, fair trading, control over weights and measures, and public order. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Menna Eltellawy rated it really liked it Nov 09, Mawardi makes considerable use of Sharia texts and historical precedents throughout the earlier Caliphate periods to justify his points and articulate the structural concepts of the state. Refresh and try again.

Nurturing Eeman in Children. The following nineteen chapters over pages in length detail insights into key issues of Islamic political and public administrative law, including the appointment of governors, officials, judges and military al-ajkam, and their rights, responsibilities and duties; fighting apostates, insurgents and brigands; al-qhkam the spoils of war; boundaries al-ahkan countries, land reclamation and water supplies; land enclosure, tithes, taxes and alms; crimes and punishments; fornication, theft, drinking and adultery.

The eleventh century saw the possibility of a revival of Abbasid fortunes through an alliance with the rising Seljuks. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Abd El rated it really liked it Jan 20, Al-shkam his initial appointment as Qadi Judgehe was gradually promoted to higher offices, till he became the Chief Justice at Baghdad. They differ with writers such as Ibn Taymiyyah in their erudition which makes them less accessible to simple readers or those without juristic and political knowledge.

This appears focused at provided support to the Abbasid rulers and countering the Fatimid claims rather than addressing political theory, the nature and purpose of political power.


Mawardi elaborates the conditions of the holder of this office, how the Imam is to be chosen either elected by those of power and influence or delegated by the previous Imam and the responsibilities of the Imam which are enumerated as ten. Asala Horaib rated it al-ahkaam liked it Jul 22, Covering all the various aspects of the religion of Islam which are the concern and responsibility of the Caliph, his emirs, his wazirs ministers and deputies.

The Laws Of Islamic Governance – Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah

Ali Ibn Muhammad Al-Mawardi. Want to Read sultankyyah. In this capacity he played a key role in establishing harmonious relations between the declining Abbasid Caliphate and the rising powers of Buwahids and Seljukes. Karina rated it really liked it Oct 25, Al-Ahkaam-us-Sultaaniyyahwritten in the 5th Century A.

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Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah has been adopted by numerous contemporary political movements calling for the reestablishment of the Caliphate al-Khilafah. Your Shopping Cart is empty!

Covering all the various aspects of the deen of Islam which are the concern and responsibility of the Khalifah, his amirs, his wazirs ministers and deputies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. The rights and duties of these persons are expounded in detail. His proficiency in jurisprudence Ethics, Political science and literature proved useful in securing a respectable career for him.

The resulting book, Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah The Laws of Islamic Governancewritten in AD, gained prominence at the time and is the most cited textbook in modern political studies in Islam.