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History, development and application of Islamic law

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  • Wahh?b? Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernityby Muhammad Al-Atawneh

    BRILL 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book examines D?r al-Ift?, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahh?b? interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth-century modernity. more...

  • Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab Statesby Lynn Welchman

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Muslim family law and its principles 15 regarding marriage, divorce, personal maintenance, paternity, and child custody is one of the most widely applied family law systems in existence today. A number of states have recently codified Muslim family law fo more...

  • Land, Law and Islamby Siraj Sait; Hilary Lim

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 38.95

    This pioneering work addresses Islamic property and land rights by drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates. The authors consider the possibilities for inclusive and pro-poor approaches to land rights within Islamic legal and human rights systems. more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume, originally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad, subsequent development of the law, and rise of the orthodox schools. more...

  • Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Eraby Norman Calder; Colin Imber; Robert Gleave

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four previously unpublished essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder. more...

  • Women in the Mosqueby Marion Katz

    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...

  • Disability in Islamic Lawby Vardit Rispler-Chaim

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Analyzes attitudes to people with various disabilities based on Muslim jurists' works (fiqh) in the Middle Ages and the modern era. This book focuses on people with disabilities and depicts the place and status that Islamic law has assigned to them, as well as how the law envisions their participation in religious, social, and communal life. more...

  • Family Law in Islamby Maaike Voorhoeve

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 29.00

    In both the West and throughout the Muslim world, Islamic family law is a highly - and hotly - debated topic. In the Muslim World, the discussions at the heart of these debates are often primarily concerned with the extent to which classical Islamic family law should be implemented in the national legal system, and the impact this has on society. Family... more...

  • Fiqh al-Aqalliyy?tby Said Fares Hassan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the development of a contemporary internal debate among Muslim minorities living in Western Europe and North America to establish a specific form of Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh al-aqalliyyat attempts to strike a balance between Muslim's religious commitments and their civic identity as citizens in Western liberal states. more...

  • The birth of a legal institutionby P.C. Hennigan

    BRILL 2004; US$ 149.00

    This work presents an analysis of the earliest legal treatises on the Islamic trust, or waqf - the Ah kam al-Waaf" of Hilal al-Ray and the Ah kam al-Awqaf of al-Khassaf. This work undertakes a textual analysis of the treatises. more...