Makers of the Muslim World: 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Amr al-Awza'iBy: Judd, Steven C.Share
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|By:||Judd, Steven C.|
|Publisher:||Oneworld Publications, London, 2019|
|Dimensions:||14 x 22 cm / 5.75 x 8.75 in|
|Topic:||Islam - Biography - History|
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Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Amr al-Awza‘i (c.707-774) was Umayyad Syria's most influential jurist, part of a generation of scholars who began establishing the first formal structures for the preservation and dissemination of religious knowledge. Following the Abbasid revolution, they provided a point of stability in otherwise unstable times.
Despite his close ties to the old regime, al-Awza‘i continued to participate in legal and theological matters in the Abbasid era. Although his immediate impact would prove short-lived, his influence on aspects of Islamic law, particularly the laws of war, endures to this day.