The sources and schools of Islamic jurisprudence

  • EE Okon

Abstract

Islamic jurisprudence is based on divine authority. It cannot be subjected to any precedent from the existing legal systems of the world. Islamic law is considered to be superior to every other legal system in the world, and can neither be influenced, nor persuaded by their rulings. The peculiar jurisdiction of Islamic law is applicable in an Islamic state and is binding on all Muslims. The law is the compass to eternal life and the basis for interpersonal relationship. In this study we shall analyse the sources and schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
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