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Islamic Law Materialized
Welcome to the Online Database CALD:
a Corpus of Arabic Legal Documents
Learn about these primary sources for Islamic law and legal practice in pre-modern Muslim societies. This online presentation is the first ever collection of scattered editions of legal documents from the 2nd/8th to the 9th/15th century, often with improved readings compared to earlier print versions. Documents are presented with the Arabic text in modern spelling and with full bibliographical data.
Browse the documents listed below by city or by library inventory number.
Search for any Arabic term.
Tools: after logging in, you can search for Arabic terms combined with document type, date and keywords. Images and/or URL links are provided where possible.
Credits: this online presentation was made possible by the ERC-financed FP 7 project ILM “Islamic Law Materialized” and by the concerted efforts of individuals from several institutions.