One a number of occasions, some acquaintances and students have requested a copy of Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah’s thorough UofC PhD thesis on the concept of inherited practice (‘amal) in the light of Maliki legal theory (usul). Because I was once told that the work had been published, I withheld posting a pdf of the book temporarily. Unfortunately, I still haven’t been able to get a hold of a published copy and can’t seem to find any such book at the more well-known online bookstore sites. I am beginning to doubt that any published form of the book even exists.
In any case, instead of waiting to obtain a copy, I have decided to suffice with what I have and upload the typewritten pdf version of his dissertation here. The copy I have is divided into eight files. If anyone has a more condensed version of the book, please do share.