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  • Law, Custom, and Statute in the Muslim Worldby Ron Shaham

    BRILL 2006; US$ 153.00

    This collective volume deals with the main components in the laws of Islamic societies, past and present: shar??a, custom, and statute. Some chapters focus on one of these components, other discuss the interplay between two or even all three of them. more...

  • Old Texts, New Practicesby Etty Terem

    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...

  • Studies in Islamic legal theoryby B. Weiss

    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...

  • Abu Hanifahby Mohammed Akram Nadwi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.50

    Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law more...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    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...

  • Die Bedeutung des Europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgienby Bachana Jishkariani

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 81.21

    Die Bedeutung des europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgien more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph Lowry

    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...

  • The Epistle on Legal Theoryby Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafii; Joseph E. Lowry

    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...

  • The Expert Witness in Islamic Courtsby Ron Shaham

    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...

  • ISS 16 Islamic Family Law in Australiaby Ghena Krayem

    Melbourne University Press 2014; US$ 33.32

    In recent years, all over the western world, a conversation has begun about the role of Islamic law or Shariah in secular liberal democratic states. Often this has focused on the area of family law, including matters of marriage and divorce. Islamic Family Law in Australia considers this often-controversial issue through the lens of multiculturalism... more...