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  • Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolutionby Mohamed M. Keshavjee

    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...

  • Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)by Aziz Al-Azmeh

    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...

  • Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modernityby Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad; Barbara Freyer Stowasser

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Klassieke sharia en vernieuwingby Scientific Council for Government Policy; Maurits Berger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Klassieke sharia en vernieuwing biedt een beknopte introductie op de 'sharia' of islamitische wetgeving. De twee belangrijkste delen van het boek behandelen de klassieke sharia en de vernieuwingen die in de tussentijd hebben plaatsgevonden. Na een inleiding op de aard van de sharia, de belangrijkste spelers en hun methodologie, gaat Berger... more...

  • Men in Charge?by Ziba Mir-Hosseini; Mulki Al-Sharmani; Jana Rumminger

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • The Politics of Islamic Lawby Iza R. Hussin

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50

    In The Politics of Islamic Law , Iza Hussin compares India, Malaya, and Egypt during the British colonial period in order to trace the making and transformation of the contemporary category of ?Islamic law.? She demonstrates that not only is Islamic law not the shari?ah, its present institutional forms, substantive content, symbolic vocabulary, and... more...

  • Religious Pluralism and Islamic Lawby Anver M. Emon

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 41.99 US$ 37.79

    Analysing the rules governing the treatment of foreigners in Islam and situating them in their historical, political, and legal context, this book sets out a new framework for understanding these rules as part of a wider problem of governing through law amidst pluralism. more...

  • Shar?'aby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present. more...

  • Understanding Islamic Lawby Hisham M. Ramadan

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 35.99

    Ramadan brings together essays to explain the history of Islamic law and its role in the contemporary world. more...

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