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Ḥadīth

ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān: A Model of Female Scholarship in the First Century

ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d.106/724) was a prominent female scholar in the era of the tābiʿūn (Successors). She was a descendant of the Anṣār born in Medina. It was not her lineage that led to her exemplary status as a female Successor in her era, rather it was her deep insight in knowledge and her contributions to the dissemination and transmission of the Prophetic traditions, and her juristic abilities.

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Fiqh (Islamic Law)

The Origins of Islamic Legal Theory (Uṣūl al-Fiqh)

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. And may His perpetual peace and blessings be upon our Beloved, our Liege Muḥammad, the Chosen One. The Earliest Forms of Law The origins of legal theory are traced back to the emergence of law, for in making any law and jurisprudence, a modus operandi is required which is the foundation of that law. Law is traced back to the creation of Ādam (peace

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