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History, development and application of Islamic law

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  • Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourseby Anastasia Vakulenko

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western... 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...

  • Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhabby Michael Crawford

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792) aroused great controversy in his lifetime. More than two centuries after his death, he still elicits strong views. For some he is the model of a pious religious activist who fought to establish a regime of Islamic godliness in the least promising of environments. For others, especially Muslims associated with... more...

  • Islamic Lawby Hunt Janin; André Kahlmeyer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim's obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today's world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides... more...

  • Muslim Women in Law and Societyby Ronak Husni; Daniel L. Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    An extremely timely translation of a seminal text on the role of women in Muslim society by the early twentieth century thinker al Taher al-Haddad. Considered as one of the first feminist works in Arab literature, this book will be of considerable interest to scholars of an early "feminist" tract coming from a Muslim in Arab society. Awarded the 2008... more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    If the Qur'an is the first written formulation of Islam in general, Malik's Muwatta' is arguably the first written formulation of the Islam-in-practice that becomes Islamic law. This book considers the methods used by Malik in the Muwatta' to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an and is thus concerned on one level with the finer details... more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume, orginally 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fiqh al-Aqalliyy?tby Said Fares Hassan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...