Un traité de droit mālikite égyptien redécouvert : Aṣbaġ b. al-Faraǧ (m. 225/ 840) et le serment d’abstinence

Abstract : The present article offers the edition of two legal papyri regarding repudiation, preserved in the Michaelides collection of the Cambridge University Library. The first one, a title page dating to the middle of the third/ninth century, suggests that the second one, an excerpt regarding the oath of abstinence (īlāʾ), may be attributed to the Egyptian Mālikī jurist Aṣbagh b. al-Faraj (d. 225/840). This sample, that may be so far the only surviving pages of this author's Samāʿ or Nawāzil, alternates quotations from Mālik's Muwaṭṭaʾ with the argumentation of another authority, perhaps Aṣbagh himself. It also preserves traces of legal controversies both in the milieu of Medinese scholars and in that of Egyptian jurists. These two papyri thus offer an unprecedented testimony to the formation of a Mālikī madhhab in Egypt and to the dialogical relationship that was established in the first half of the third/ninth century between jurists who claimed to follow the Medinese master.
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Mathieu Tillier, Naïm Vanthieghem. Un traité de droit mālikite égyptien redécouvert : Aṣbaġ b. al-Faraǧ (m. 225/ 840) et le serment d’abstinence. Islamic Law and Society, Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, 26 (4), pp.329-373. ⟨10.1163/15685195-00264P01⟩. ⟨halshs-02308412⟩

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