Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Fatwa against terrorism included among 25 most influential books

Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s fatwa (religious decree) against terrorism has been found as the second most influential book on legal studies during the past decade.

Academic Influence, a leading international platform that has academics and data scientists working together to provide objective influence-based rankings of people, programmes and institutions, finds that the Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the second most influential book on legal studies during 2010-2020.

The platform has prepared a list of 25 Most Influential Books in Law/Legal Studies during 2010-2020 measuring the influence on the basis of the number of references it has received both in the academic literature and the popular media. The list also includes several perennial classics that remain influential today.

The book ranked the first in the list was Commentaries on the Laws of England, by William Blackstone written in 1765-1770, and third The Federalist: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution, as Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, by Alexander Hamilton in 1788. Therefore, as the living author, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Qadri’s book is ranked number 1.

The other books that find their place in the list as per their order are given hereunder: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, 1960; Natural Law and Natural Rights, by John Finnis, 1980; A Theory of Justice, by John Rawls, 1971; Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, 1853; Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, by Randy E. Barnett, 2004; The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law, by Randy E. Barnett, 1988; De Clementia [On Mercy], by Seneca the Younger, c.56 AD.

Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract, by Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, editors, 2008; The Concept of Law, by H.L.A. Hart, 1961; Landmark Cases in Family Law, by Stephen Gilmore, Jonathan Herring and Rebecca Probert, editors, 2011; Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution, by Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, editors, 2006; Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort, by Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, editors, 2010; Landmark Cases in Equity, by Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, editors, 2012; The Law of Peoples, by John Rawls, 2001; Political Liberalism, by John Rawls, 1993; Justice and Fairness: A Restatement, by John Rawls, 2001; and Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, 1863.