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- BRILL 2002; US$ 233.00
This volume is a collection of studies devoted entirely to topics and issues in the field of Islamic legal theory and authored by 14 scholars known for their work in this field. The studies deal with such topics as early notions of charismatic authority. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
This book explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings. On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...
- Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 81.21
Die Bedeutung des europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgien more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00
This book offers a comprehensive reinterpretation of Sh?fi???s Ris?la and shows how Sh?fi?? sought to formulate an all-embracing hermeneutic that portrays the law as a tightly interlocking structure organized around defined interactions of the Qur??n and the Sunna. more...
- Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 34.00
The Epistle on Legal Theory is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (d. 204H/820AD), was the eponymous founder of the Shafi'i legal school, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first systematic treatment... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 40.00
Islam?s tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has played a significant role in attitudes toward expert witnesses. Utilizing a uniquely comparative approach, Ron Shaham here examines the evolution of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahy? b. Sharaf al-Nawaw?, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Sh?fi'? madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idr?s al-Sh?fi'? (d. 204/820), the supposed founder of the school... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00
This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 24.95
This classic text is rendered directly from the original Arabic by one of America's leading Islamic scholars. This paperback edition has been specially published for the many courses for which this book has been requested. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
It is the first study which comprehensively, systematically and critically examines the role and usefulness of the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a (higher Objectives of Islamic Law) in contemporary Muslim reformist thought in relation to number of specific issues pertaining to Islamic legal philosophy, law, ethics and the socio-political sphere. more...