In Islamic Jurisprudence on the Regulation of Armed Conflict: Text and Context, Nesrine Badawi argues against the existence of a “true” interpretation of the rules regulating armed conflict in Islamic law. The book offers a detailed examination of the internal deductive structures of different juristic works on the rules of jihad and elaborates on different methodological inconsistencies in those works to shed light on the role payed by non-textual factors in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and to show that Islamic jurisprudence on armed conflict, like any other legal system, is guided by different sociopolitical considerations. The book deliberately avoids providing a summary of Islamic jurisprudence on the regulation of armed conflict because summaries often conflate contexts; they overwrite a narrative of continuity between jurisprudence and its context and assume connections across different juristic works, thereby creating a more definitive and depoliticized account of the tradition.
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