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- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
Juxtaposing Muslim scholars? debates over women?s attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women?s activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the centuries legal scholars? arguments have often reacted to rather than dictated Muslim women?s behavior. Tracing Sunni legal positions on women in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...
- 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...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 153.00
Deals with the main components in the laws of Islamic societies, past and present: shari'a custom, and statute. This book includes chapters that focus on one of these components, and that discuss the interplay between two or even all three of them. It offers a wide geographical coverage, from the Balkans to Yemen, and from Iraq to the Maghrib. more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99
Some argue that Muslims have no tradition of separation of church and state and therefore can't participate in secular, pluralist society. At the other extreme, some Muslims argue that it is the duty of all believers to resist western forms of government and to impose Islamic law. Andrew F. March demonstrates that there are very strong and authentically... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95
This book describes and analyzes the notion of Mahr, the Muslim custom whereby the groom has to give a gift to the bride in consideration of the marriage. It explores how Western courts, specifically in Canada, the United States, France, and Germany, have approached and interpreted Mahr. Returning to the overarching concept of liberalism, the book... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
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...