Book 34 of the Muwatta -- The Book of Sales (Buyūʿ)
Mālik b. Anas, al-Muwaṭṭaʾ -- Recension of Yaḥyā b. Yaḥyā al-Laythī (d. 234/848), ed. and trans. Mohammad Fadel and Connell Monnette (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program, Forthcoming)
62 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2019 Last revised: 9 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 28, 2019
The Book of Sales is one of the lengthiest chapters of the Muwatta. It provides an interesting window into the market and the economy of 8th century Medina, where Malik treats a wide variety of legal problems arising out of cash, credit and barter transactions, involving a diverse range of agricultural and manufactured products, as well as issues arising out of the slave trade.
Keywords: Islamic Law, Maliki Law, Islamic Commercial Law, Riba, Gharar, Credit
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