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Islamic Law: From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice

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ISBN13: 9780748614592
ISBN: 0748614591
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99

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This survey of Islamic Law combines Western and Islamic views and describes the relationship between the original theories of Islamic law and the views of contemporary Islamic writers. Covering the key topics in the area – including the history, sources and formation of Islamic Law, the legal mechanisms, and the contemporary context – it is strong in its coverage of the modern perspective, which particularly marks this book out from other texts in this field. The aim is to provide the student with a background understanding of Islamic Law and access to the complexity of the Islamic legal system. The language used is non-technical and understanding is aided with a supplementary detailed glossary and analytical indices.

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Islamic Law
Part One: The Law
1. History and Introduction
2. The Sources
3. The Formation of Islamic Law
Part Two: The Legal Mechanisms
4. Introduction to Usul al-fiqh
5. Public Interest in Maslaha
6. The Rules Qawa'id
Part Three: Islamic Law in a Contemporary Context
7. The Contemporary Legal Authority
8. Contemporary Problems and Fatawas
Analytical Indices