“This is a very accurate and eloquent translation.…The translator’s use of suitable English terms makes the text easy to read, unburdened by transliterations or overly cumbersome terminology.”
—Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago
"The Epistle on Legal Theory represents one of the earliest complete works on Islamic law, one that is centrally important for the formation of Islamic legal thought and Islamic legal tradition."
"Lowry has made a new and assertive offering with his translation of conceptual terminology... a significant achievement."
—Journal of Near Eastern Studies
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