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Abū al-Hasan 'Alī Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Habīb al-Māwardī ( أبو الحسن علي بن محمد بن حبيب البصري الماوردي ), known in Latin as Alboacen (972–1058 CE. .

Abū al-Hasan 'Alī Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Habīb al-Māwardī ( أبو الحسن علي بن محمد بن حبيب البصري الماوردي ), known in Latin as Alboacen (972–1058 CE), was an Islamic jurist of the Shafi'i school most remembered for his works on religion, government, the caliphate, and public and constitutional law during a time of political turmoil.

Abu al-Hasan al-Mawardi was a 10th-century jurist who wrote on many subjects, including Qur'anic interpretations. Readers interested shari'a doctrines must read this text by Al-Mawardi (d. 1058), establishing the legal code by which countless Islamic rulers have acted. Moderate scholars even today today proclaim that these laws remain in force. These 20 chapters cover everything from how to appoint an imam, impose land and poll taxes on conquered peoples and divide booty and slaves. They also define the realm of jihad and explain how wars may be waged for the public good. Finally they discuss rulings that govern criminal actions.

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The Ordinances of Government : Al-Ahkam Al-Sultaniyya W'at W'at Wilayout Al-diniyya. Great Books of Islamic Civilization. By (author) Al-mawardi, Translated by Wafaa Wahba.

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Other articles where Ordinances of Government is discussed: al-Māwardī: His Ordinances of Government became an influential statement of Muslim political theory. His Ordinances of Government became an influential statement of Muslim political theory.

Al-Ahkam al-Sultania w'al-Wilayat al-Diniyya (The Ordinances of Government)

Al-Ahkam al-Sultania w'al-Wilayat al-Diniyya (The Ordinances of Government). Qanun al-Wazarah (Laws regarding the Ministers). Kitab Nasihat al-Mulk (The Book of Sincere Advice to Rulers). Kitab Aadab al-Dunya w'al-Din (The Ethics of Religion and of this World). Personas of the Prophethood1. On The Ordinances of the Government. According to Wafaa H. Wahaba, "For al-Mawardi the caliphate symbolized an entire politico-religious system that regulates the lives of men in a Muslim community to the smallest detail

Al- Mawardi’s main political thought is embodied in his al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah. Only a small portion of the work is, however, devoted to political theory, the rest of it discusses the details of public administration and rules of government.

Al- Mawardi’s main political thought is embodied in his al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah. But his small portion is extremely important because it is the first attempt in Muslim history to evolve a comprehensive theory of the State and because it has left an enduring influence on the course of Muslim political thought up to our own day.

Al-Mawardi was born in Basrah during the year 972 . emirs and charged him with the task of writing his treatise on "The Ordinances of the Government. The Shafi'i historian al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (d. 463/1072) recorded his father as being a rose-water seller. Growing up he was able to learn Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) from Abu al-Wahid al-Simari and subsequently took up his residence in Baghdad.

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Abu al-Hasan al-Mawardi was a 10th-century jurist who wrote on many subjects, including Qur'anic interpretations, religion, government, public and constitutional law, language and ethics. This is the first English translation of one of his key texts.

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Readers interested shari'a doctrines must read this text by Al-Mawardi (d. 1058), establishing the legal code by which countless Islamic rulers have acted. Moderate scholars even today today proclaim that these laws remain in force.

These 20 chapters cover everything from how to appoint an imam, impose land and poll taxes on conquered peoples and divide booty and slaves. They also define the realm of jihad and explain how wars may be waged for the public good. Finally they discuss rulings that govern criminal actions.

Upon opening, Mawardi discusses the establishment of "imamate," which he considers necessary to determine rules over Muslims. He writes that the appointed imam must be obeyed --- and followed whether good or bad. Following the good, Mawardi observes, rewards both good people and leaders in the next life. Following bad leaders, he concludes, rewards followers and somehow (inexplicably) punishes the offensive leaders. (p. 11)

Furthermore, Mawardi notes, once the "obligation" has been established, following the imam is incumbent on all Muslim believers, socially and collectively. He equates this rule with the mandate that all believers also practice "jihad and the acquisition of knowledge." Mawardi explains that the imam's seven requirements include "courage and bravery enabling them to defend the territory of Islam and to mount jihad against the enemy," to pursue perpetual jihad.

Chapter 4, on the Amirate of Jihad, is especially enlightening. Here Mawardi details wartime efforts required against non-believers. Men and horses must be treated with kindness, Mawardi contends, and warriors must attend battle both "light and heavy and fight with your wealth." Moreover, Mawardi instructs followers to ensure that these men are "vigorous and brave and aware that [they] will not fail...." In other words, if believers cannot win the war, then Mawardi writes that God forbids them to fight. Mawardi observes that sharia doctrine requires believers to engage only in wars they can win. (p. 64)

Mawardi also teaches that Muslims must fight those people invited to Islam who rejected it. He instructs fighters "to harry [them] from their houses and to inflict damage on them day and night, by fighting and burning; or else to declare war and combat them in ranks...." If Muslims attack and kill people not yet invited to Islam, Mawardi instructs them to pay "blood money," (p. 60) albeit with lesser amounts than required for Muslims who have been killed.

Mawardi instructs jihad fighters a) not to retreat before an army twice as large, b) to fight for victory, to c) share war spoils among Muslims and d) not to allow preferences for relatives in dividing the spoils. (pp. 70-73) Mawardi notes that all four actions must also accompany prayers to annihilate the "the enemies of Allah...."

Readers definitely obtain a clear understanding of sharia law.

---Alyssa A. Lappen
Nilabor
The previous poster focusses mostly on the Islamic State's duty to protect itself and matters related to Jihad... One can understand the importance of that considering the fact that when Muslims were negligent in this duty, they suffered under the Crusaders and the Mongols... This book has a lot more to offer the readers... The book was written 700 years ago and shows how Islam creates an order that is a lot more than mere religious rituals... This is missed by a lot of people when they think of Islam as a religion only whereas this book proves above everything else that Islam is more than just a religion... rather it is an ideology...

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The Ordinances of Government download epub
Islam
Author: Al-mawardi,al- Mawardi
ISBN: 1859641407
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Islam
Language: English
Publisher: Garnet Publishing (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 312 pages