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Contemporary Ijtihad Limits and Controversies

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ISBN-10: 074866856X

ISBN-13: 9780748668564

Edition: 2012

Authors: L. Ali Khan, Hisham M. Ramadan

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The resurgence of Islam has generated a strong interest in understanding Islamic law. The challenges of new realities has impressed upon Muslims the need to rethink classical jurisprudence and a powerful contemporary ijtihad—the process of making a legal decision by independent interpretation of the legal sources -- has unleashed a tremendous intellectual energy that is transforming legal systems across the Muslim world. This book explores the limits and controversies of this development in the context of the diverse needs of Muslim cultures and communities living in Muslim and non-Muslim nations.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Classical Era of Ijtihad, 632-875
Free Markets of Fiqh
Islamic Positive Law
Islamic Constitutionalism
Covenants with Non-Muslims
Western Views of Islamic Law
Muslim Diaspora Law
Glossary
Index