Shari'ah Law An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1851685650

ISBN-13: 9781851685653

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mohammad Hashim Kamali

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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: 1.122
Language: English

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
General index
Index of Arabic quotations
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