Can a Scholar who Fails to Adhere to the Implications of a Text be Chastened?
Exonerating the Distinguished Jurists - Ibn Taymiyya's Rafʿ al-Malām ʿan al-Aʾimma al-Aʿlām in Translation - Abdul-Hakim al-Matroudi
Abdul-Hakim al-Matroudi [+]
Adbul-Hakim al-Matroudi is a visiting professor of Arabic in the Near and Middle East Department at SOAS. His research interests include classical jurisprudence and the Hanbalite school of law; and he takes an active interest in the field of translation and legal theory. He has published extensively in the field of Islamic law including works in Arabic and English; among these are a recent edition of Jamal al-Din al-Asnawi’s Tiraz al-Mahafil Maktabat al-Rushd, (Riyadh 2004). He has recently edited a critical edition of al-Jira’i famous legal text entitled Hilyat al-tiraz fi hal masail al-alghaz (Maktabat al-Rushd, Riyadh, 2007). Professor Matroudi has published in the field of Prophetic traditions, translating On Schacht’s origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence by Professor M. Mustafa Al-Azami. (King Saud University, 2006). And most significantly he is the author of the influential study of Ibn Taymiyya entitled The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah: Conflict or Conciliation, (Routledge, London, 2006).