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The Law Applied: Contextualizing the Islamic Shari'a

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Edited by: Peri Bearman, Wolfhart Heinrichs, Bernard G. Weiss

ISBN13: 9781845117368
Published: December 2007
Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £68.50

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A sea change has taken place in Islamic legal studies. This book both reflects and contributes to that change. Traditionally, scholars in this field have tended to focus on law as a body of rules and doctrines, as 'fiqh'. This volume is more interested in how the law has been applied to concrete situations.

It looks at judicial decision-making, legal responses (fatwas), customary practices, the actions of public inspectors, cultural contexts, and theological discourses as well as modern legal reform and constitutional development. Reflecting the interests of a new academic generation, The Law Applied offers an ambitious and textured account of how Islamic law works in practice in the social life of the contemporary world.