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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Pillars of Islam: Volume 2. Laws Pertaining to Human Intercourse

Ismail K. PoonawalaProfessor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of California, USA

ISBN13: 9780195667844
ISBN: 0195667840
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The Pillars of Islam, was the culmination of Nu'man's efforts in the field of jurisprudence for more than thirty years. It was commissioned by the Fatimid caliph al Mu'izz-Din Allah and was officially promulgated as the state code. The judicial and legal system constructed in The Pillars, both for use of the state as well as the Isma'ili community is, therefore, unique, and Nu'man is rightly considered as its founder. The Pillars is considered by the Musta'li-Tayyibi Bohras as the greatest authority on Isma'ili law and has until today remained as the greatest authority in the legal matters. It is also applied by courts in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent in personal and family matters as the Isma'ili law manual. The second volume of The Pillars of Islam deals more precisely with the law than the first volume. It deals with a wide range of subjects such as food, dress, medicine, oaths, hunting, business transactions, loans, partition and construction, evidence, marriage, divorce, wills, inheritance, criminal punishments, question of apostasy and etiquette of judges. An essential buy for all libraries and institutions that buy books on Islamic law/studies. This is an essential reading

Islamic Law
TRANSLITERATION; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION; 1. Book of Business Transactions and Rules Concerning Them; 2. The Book of Oath and Vows; 3. The Book of Food; 4. Book of Drinks; 5. Book of Medicine; 6. Book of Dress and Perfume; 7. Book of Hunting; 8. Book of Ritual Slaughter; 9. Book of Sacrificial Animals and the Offerings made for Newborn Children; 10. Book of Marriage; 11. Book of Divorce; 12. Book of the Emancipation of Slaves; 13. Book of Benefactions; 14. Book of Wills; 15. Book of Inheritance; 16. Book of Bloodwit; 17. Book of Divinely Ordained Punishments; 18. Book of Thieves and Robbers; 19. Book of Apostasy and Innovation; 20. Book of Usurpation and Transgression; 21. Book of Commodate Loans and Deposits; 22. Book of Finds, The Foundling and the Runaway Slave; 23. Book of Partition and Construction; 24. Book of Evidence; 25. Book of Claims and Clear Proofs; 26. Book of the Etiquette of Qadis; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CITED WORKS; INDEX; INDEX OF QUARANIC VERSES