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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

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Religion and Laws.

Religion and Laws.

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Chapter 3 Religion and Laws.
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
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Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0003

Looking at Sunni Muslims, this chapter starts with the four schools (the Hanafis, the Shafi‘is, the Makikis, and the Hanbalis), and who adheres to which school. It provides a summation of the basic beliefs in Islam and looks at ideas of morality and religious ritual, such as prayer. It explains the different types of prayers, how they are performed, as well as explaining what happens at Friday prayers. Finally, it explores both civil law, governing personal status (marriage, divorce, inheritance, etc.), and criminal law (for example, theft, adultery, and apostasy), as well as how the justice system worked.

Keywords:   Sunni, Islam, Schools of law, Beliefs, Ritual, Prayer, Morality, Civil law, Criminal law, Justice

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