Shari'ah Law An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1851685650

ISBN-13: 9781851685653

Edition: 2008

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Providing a comprehensive and accessible examination of Shari'ah Law, this well considered introduction examines the sources, characteristic features and various schools of thought of a system often stereotyped for its severity in the West. Complete with a bibliography, glossary, and extensive index of Arabic quotations, this wide-ranging resource will prove an indispensable resource for Islamic students, and an informative guide to a complex topic for the general reader.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Nature, Sources and Objectives of Shari'ah
Characteristic Features of Shari'ah
The Leading Schools of Law (Madhahib)
Disagreement (Ikhtilaf) and Pluralism in Shari'ah
Goals and Purposes (Maqasid) of Shari'ah: History and Methodology
Legal Maxims of Fiqh (Qawa'id al-Kulliyyah al-Fiqhiyyah)
Independent Reasoning (Ijtihad) and Juristic Opinion (Fatwa)
Shari'ah and the Principle of Legality
Democracy, Fundamental Rights and the Shari'ah
Beyond the Shari'ah: An Analysis of Shari'ah-oriented Policy (Siyasah Shar'iyyah)
Adaptation and Reform
Reflections on Some Challenging Issues
Conclusion
Bibliography
Glossary
General index
Index of Arabic quotations
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