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ABD AL-RAZZAQ AL-SANHURI

`ABD AL-RAZZAQ AL-SANHURI (1895-1971), Egyptian jurist, legal scholar, and architect of civil codes in several Arab countries. The academic and professional life of Sanhfiri is a reflection of the time during which the need for legal reform arose. For some Muslim countries, this meant the codification and modernization of the shari `ah, and for others the replacement of imported legislation by national and Islamic laws. Sanhfiri drafted the modern civil codes of various Arab countries and attemp ...more

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