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Islamic law books

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Recently Published

Criminal Justice in Islam Judicial Procedure in the Shari'a by Muhammad Abdel Haleem Criminal Justice in Islam Judicial Procedure in the Shari'a


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law by Khaled Abou El Fadl Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law

This Handbook is a detailed reference source comprising of original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law. Previous publications on this topic have approached Islamic law from practically every disciplinary and pedagogical perspective (philology, history, sociology,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Shariah Law Questions and Answers by Mohammad Hashim Kamali Shariah Law Questions and Answers

An illuminating introductory volume on a system of law that has often been characterised as backward and brutal by opponents in the West
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers by Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Idris al-Qarafi al-Maliki The Criterion for Distinguishing Legal Opinions from Judicial Rulings and the Administrative Acts of Judges and Rulers

The first and much-needed English translation of a thirteenth-century text that shaped the development of Islamic law in the late middle ages.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Islamic Law and Governance in Contemporary Iran Transcending Islam for Social, Economic, and Political Order by Mehran Tamadonfar Islamic Law and Governance in Contemporary Iran Transcending Islam for Social, Economic, and Political Order

This book examines Islamization of the law in the Islamic Republic of Iran and surveys the evolution of institutions, processes, and policies of the regime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017

Shari'a in the Modern Era Muslim Minorities Jurisprudence by Iyad Zahalka Shari'a in the Modern Era Muslim Minorities Jurisprudence

In this book, a judge at the Shari'a Court of Jerusalem explains the religious law of Muslim minorities.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

China and Islam The Prophet, the Party, and Law by Matthew S. (University of Oxford) Erie China and Islam The Prophet, the Party, and Law

This book is the first ethnographic study of Muslim minorities' practice of Islamic law in contemporary China.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria by Yushau Sodiq A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria

This work analyzes the history of the application of Islamic law (Shari'ah) in Nigeria. It analyzes how Islamic law emerged in Nigeria toward the beginning of the 19th century and remained applicable until the arrival of the British Colonial regime...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2017

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Islamic Law Cases, Authorities and Worldview by Ahmad Atif (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) Ahmad Islamic Law Cases, Authorities and Worldview
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Introducing undergraduate students to Islamic law, this accessible textbook does not presume legal or technical knowledge. Drawing on a comparative approach, it encourages students to think through the issues of the application of Islamic law where Muslims live as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Islamic Law Cases, Authorities and Worldview by Ahmad Atif (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) Ahmad Islamic Law Cases, Authorities and Worldview
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Introducing undergraduate students to Islamic law, this accessible textbook does not presume legal or technical knowledge. Drawing on a comparative approach, it encourages students to think through the issues of the application of Islamic law where Muslims live as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Islam & Human Ideology by Samih Atef El-Zeyn Islam & Human Ideology

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Pragmatism in Islamic Law A Social and Intellectual History by Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim Pragmatism in Islamic Law A Social and Intellectual History

Presents a detailed history of Sunni legal pluralism and the ways in which it was employed to accommodate the changing needs of society. In examining over a thousand cases from three seventeenth- and eighteenth century Egyptian courts, Ibrahim traces the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2017

Sharia Dynamics Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes by Timothy P. Daniels Sharia Dynamics Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes

This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2017

The Dialectical Forge Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law by Walter Edward Young The Dialectical Forge Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law

The Dialectical Forge identifies dialectical disputation (jadal) as a primary formative dynamic in the evolution of pre-modern Islamic legal systems, promoting dialectic from relative obscurity to a more appropriate position at the forefront of Islamic legal studies. The author introduces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/12/2016

Islam and Women's Income Dowry and Law in Bangladesh by Farah Deeba Chowdhury Islam and Women's Income Dowry and Law in Bangladesh

This book examines the interrelationship between law, culture, patriarchy and religion in the context of contemporary Bangladesh. It explores the role of Islam in society and politics generally, and on gender equality in particular. The work focuses on the situation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2016

Muslim Family Law in Western Courts by Elisa (University of Milan, Italy) Giunchi Muslim Family Law in Western Courts
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This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/12/2016

The Beginnings of Islamic Law Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions by Lena (Tel-Aviv University) Salaymeh The Beginnings of Islamic Law Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

This book is a major and innovative contribution to our understanding of the historical unfolding of Islamic law.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2016

The Islamic Law on Land Tax and Rent The Peasants' Loss of Property Rights as Interpreted in the Hanafite Legal Literature of the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods by Baber Johansen The Islamic Law on Land Tax and Rent The Peasants' Loss of Property Rights as Interpreted in the Hanafite Legal Literature of the Mamluk and Ottoman Periods

This book, first published in 1988, argues that a close inspection of the development of Hanafite law in the Mamluk and Ottoman periods reveals changes in legal doctrine which were not restricted to civil transactions but also concerned the public...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2016

Islamic Feminisms Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran by Roja Professor Fazaeli Islamic Feminisms Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran

This book explores the contentious topic of women's rights in Muslim-majority countries, with a specific focus on Iran and the Iranian women's movement from 1906 to the present. The work contextualizes the authorial self through the use of personal narrative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2016

The Al-Ghazali Enigma and Why Shari'a is Not Islamic Law by Haifaa Khalafallah The Al-Ghazali Enigma and Why Shari'a is Not Islamic Law

This book offers a long-overdue intellectual biography of the late Egyptian Shaykh Mohammed al-Ghazali (d.1996). But its main purpose is to shed light on Shari'a, a highly politicized concern of our times.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2016

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