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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Understanding Islamic Lawby Hisham M. Ramadan

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 29.99

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

  • Old Texts, New Practicesby Etty Terem

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...

  • Islamic Capitalism and Financeby Murat Cizakca

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This illuminating and thought-provoking book questions whether classical Islamic capitalism, which has served Muslims so well for centuries, can provide a viable alternative world economic system. In the current recession - the worst since 1929 - this is surely a provocative question. But if Islamic capitalism is to emerge as a viable alternative,... more...

  • 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$ 27.00

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

  • Muslim Women in Law and Societyby Taylor and Francis

    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...

  • Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Lawby Judith E. Tucker

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    An exploration of Islamic law from the perspective of women and gender, first published in 2008. 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...