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(Language:  Arabic)
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Short Description: A school of jurisprudence.
Long Description: A school of jurisprudence. There are four in Sunnī Islam: the Hanafī, Hanbalī, Malakī, and Shāfi‘ī schools of law. The majority of Shī‘i Muslims follow the Jaḥfarī school of law.
Source(s): Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition, edited by Dr. Joseph Lumbard
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms