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  • Original Islamby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Original Islam investigates the primacy of Madinan Islam and the madhhab (school of law) of its main exponent, Malik ibn Anas. It contains an annotated translation of Intisar al-faqir al-salik li-tarjih madhhab al-Imam al-kabir Malik , which was written by al-Ra'i, a fifteenth-century Andalusian scholar resident in Cairo. This book includes: ... more...

  • Interest in Islamic Economicsby Abdulkader Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba ? a definition of which is not given in the Qur?an ? is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept ? generally perceived as ?interest?. Thomas provides a framework for understanding... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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

  • Enforced Marginalityby Bluma Goldstein

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    This illuminating study explores a central but neglected aspect of modern Jewish history: the problem of abandoned Jewish wives, or agunes ("chained wives")?women who under Jewish law could not obtain a divorce?and of the men who deserted them. Looking at seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany and then late nineteenth-century eastern Europe... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaismby Michael Walzer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home... more...

  • The Relationship between Roman and Local Law in the Babatha and Salome Komaise Archivesby Carolien Oudshoorn

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    Using a division between substantive and formal law as the key element for understanding the applicable law in papyri, this study offers a new understanding of the distinct parts Roman and local law played in the legal reality of second-century Arabia. more...