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Islam and the Rule of Justice Image and Reality in Muslim Law and Culture

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ISBN-10: 022651160X

ISBN-13: 9780226511603

Edition: 2018

Authors: Lawrence Rosen

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In the West, we tend to think of Islamic law as an arcane and rigid legal system, bound by formulaic texts yet suffused by unfettered discretion. While judges may indeed refer to passages in the classical texts or have recourse to their own orientations, images of binding doctrine and unbounded choice do not reflect the full reality of the Islamic law in its everyday practice. Whether in the Arabic-speaking world, the Muslim portions of South and Southeast Asia, or the countries to which many Muslims have migrated, Islamic law works is readily misunderstood if the local cultures in which it is embedded are not taken into account.             With Islam and the Rule of Justice, Lawrence…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/13/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.94" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Lawrence Rosenis the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and the author of many books, includingBargaining for RealityandThe Culture of Islam, both published by the University of Chicago Press.