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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies of legal institutions and the theoretical means employed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95
This unparalleled Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to Islamic law to all with an interest in this increasingly relevant and developing field. The volume presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship, while key debates about hot-button issues in modern-day circumstances... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 41.99
The question of tolerance and Islam is not a new one. Polemicists are certain that Islam is not a tolerant religion. As evidence they point to the rules governing the treatment of non-Muslim permanent residents in Muslim lands, namely the dhimmi rules that are at the center of this study. These rules, when read in isolation, are certainly discriminatory... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99
Since Europeans first colonized Arab lands in the 19th century, they have been pressing to have the area's indigenous laws and legal systems accord with Western models. Although most Arab states now have national codes of law that reflect Western influence, fierce internal struggles continue over how to interpret Islamic law, particularly in the areas... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95
The meanings and contexts of Shari'a are the subject of both curiosity and misunderstanding by non-Muslims. Shari'a is sometimes crudely characterised by outsiders as a punitive legal system operating broadly outside, and separate from, national laws and customs. This groundbreaking book shows that Shari'a and its 'fiqh' (laws set forward by various... more...
- Herder Verlag 2014; US$ 14.30
Kaum ein Begriff sorgt in Bezug auf den Islam für so viel Unbehagen und Unruhe wie »Scharia«. Mouhanad Khorchide legt in Weiterentwicklung seiner bahnbrechenden Grundlegung einer islamischen Theologie (»Islam ist Barmherzigkeit«) und in kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit dem Begriff, der Geschichte und den sehr unterschiedlichen Definitionen der Scharia... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 25.00
Both Muslims and non-Muslims see women in most Muslim countries as suffering from social, economic and political discrimination, treated by law and society as second-class citizens subject to male authority. This discrimination is attributed to Islam and Islamic law, though it varies considerably in its impact, according to both class and region.... more...