The Schools of Law

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Published Sep 13, 2009
Fakhri Bsoul


The focal point of this study is the emergence of the classical schools of
law in the formative period of Islam. This is followed by a discussion of the
development of Islamic law. The attempt will be to study the first schools of
law by looking at their founders, members of the schools, principles and
There will be a review to some of the views of some Western Scholars
dealing with the issue of the formation of the Islamic Schools of thought
and some of Eastern Scholars, through this review, the differences among
each point of view will be apparent. While the Eastern Scholars, mainly the
Muslims, looked at it as a matter of Faith, the Westerns regarded it as a
natural development of human laws.

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Bsoul, F. (2009). The Schools of Law . Jami’a - Journal in Education and Social Sciences, 13, 29–56. Retrieved from


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