Shari'ah Law An Introduction
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|Index of Arabic quotations|