Mr Muhammad Eren Karadağ
An Analysis of Mansurizade's Opinions in his writings titled "Errors of Jurisprudence" in the Context of His Legal Procedure
Mansurizade, a notable intellectual in the 19th century, known as a Turkish nationalist with an Islamic scholarship background, effectively integrated traditional Islamic jurisprudence with innovative thinking. In his six articles titled "Errors in Jurisprudence" Mansurizade stresses the importance of adaptable and abstract jurisprudential principles that align with evolving societal norms. Notably, his critiques led to the revision of Article 46 of the Law of Judicial Procedures, broadening the scope of contractual elements. This paper examines Mansurizade's ideas about the differentiation between usury (riba) and interest (faiz), his reevaluation of the nature of contracts, and his challenge to established Islamic jurisprudential theories.
Muhammed Eren Karadağ graduated from Marmara University's Faculty of Theology in 2022. Currently, he is pursuing his Master degree in the Department of Islamic Law at Istanbul University. Additionally, he works as a research assistant in the Islamic Law department at Uludağ University Faculty of Theology. His research interests encompass Islamic economics and finance, intellectual property rights, and the jurisprudential debates of the late Ottoman period.