Reprint of Book from The Early Classical Period Project
Ahkâmu’s-sûk (Aḥkām al-sūq)
Ebû Zekeriyyâ Yahyâ b. Ömer el-Kinânî el-Endelüsî (Abu Zakariyyâ Yaḥyá ibn ʻUmar Kinānī Andalusī) (d. 289/902)
critical ed. İsmail Halitoğlu (Hâlidî)
This book by Andalusian Maliki jurist al-Kinānī (d. 289/902) is considered the first independent book written on the rules and regulations of the markets and the organization of hisba. It is an important source reflecting the social and economic life of the time by introducing information about the services provided by city authorities (municipality), the relationship between the employers and the employees, units of measurements, various professionals, black-marketeering, prices, price fixing, exchanging money, quality control, games and ways of entertainment, and the role of women in daily life.
The first print of the book was published by Dar ibn al-Hazm (Beirut, Lebanon) in collaboration with al-Rābıta al-Muhammediyye li al-Ulemā (Rabat, Morocco).
ISBN / Pages
978-625-428-111-2, 272 pgs.
Istanbul - Ankara: ISAM Publications & TDV Publications & Rābiṭatu’l Muḥammediyye li’l Ulemā, 2011; (2nd ed.) 2023*
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