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Abd al Rahman Bin Amr al-Awza'i
Abd al Rahman Bin Amr al-Awza'i
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Abd al Rahman Bin Amr al-Awza'i

Steven C. Judd

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9781786076854

 

'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.

 

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