An Introduction to Islamic Law by Joseph Schacht

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Sids continued and reinforced the Islamicizing trend which had become more and more noticeable under the later Umayyads. For reasons of dynastic policy, in order to differentiate themselves and their revolution from the ruling house which they had superseded, the 'Abb5sids exaggerated the differences, and in conscious opposition to their predecessors proclaimed their programme of establishing the rule of God on earth. As part of this policy they recognized the religious law, as it was being taught by the pious specialists, as the only legitimate norm in Islam, and they set out to translate their ideal theory into practice.

Anifa's somewhat unrestrained reasoning, although, in diverging from his master, he occasionally abandoned the more perspicacious or more highly developed doctrine. Finally, a remarkable feature of Abi Yaisuf's doctrine is the frequency with which he changed his opinions, not always for the better. Sometimes the contemporary sources state directly, and in other cases it is probable, that Abai Yfisuf's experience as a k*J caused him to change his opinion. Aba Yfisuf represents the beginning of the process by which the ancient Iraqian school of Kufa was replaced by that of the followers of Abia Hanifa.

4). This was originally merely the result of systematic reasoning, and not based on any tradition. The Iraqian opposition exaggerated the underlying tendency towards caution, and put into circulation a tradition to the effect that 'Ali had demanded a fivefold confession, but this doctrine remained unsuccessful. The original Iraqian doctrine spread into Hijaz and was put there under the aegis of the Prophet in a group of traditions. Nevertheless, the doctrine did not prevail in the school of Medina.

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