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History, development and application of Islamic law

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 82.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder that have never been previously published. more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This book considers the methods used to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an, demonstrating in detail the various methods used, both linguistic and otherwise, in interpreting the legal verses. more...

  • Muslim Marriage in Western Courtsby Pascale Fournier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book describes and analyzes the notion of Mahr, the Muslim custom whereby the groom has to give a gift to the bride in consideration of the marriage. It explores how Western courts, specifically in Canada, the United States, France, and Germany, have approached and interpreted Mahr. Returning to the overarching concept of liberalism, the book... more...

  • Muslim Women in Law and Societyby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    An extremely timely translation of a seminal text on the role of women in Muslim society by the early twentieth century thinker al Tahir 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...

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courtsby Elisa Giunchi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...

  • The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    The history of Islamic law from pre-Islamic times across three centuries. 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...

  • Women, Islam and International Lawby Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

    BRILL 2008; US$ 160.00

    Addresses Islam and women's human rights from a fresh perspective. This work attempts to define some basis for constructive dialogue and interaction in the context of international law and, in the context of participation of many Muslim States in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. more...