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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Enforced Marginalityby Bluma Goldstein

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • The Epistle on Legal Theoryby Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafii; Joseph E. Lowry

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 34.00

    The Epistle on Legal Theory  is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (d. 204H/820AD), was the eponymous founder of the Shafi'i legal school, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first systematic treatment... more...

  • The Expert Witness in Islamic Courtsby Ron Shaham

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Islam?s tense relationship with modernity is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Within Islamic legal systems, with their traditional preference for eyewitness testimony, this struggle has played a significant role in attitudes toward expert witnesses. Utilizing a uniquely comparative approach, Ron Shaham here examines the evolution of the... more...

  • ISS 16 Islamic Family Law in Australiaby Ghena Krayem

    Melbourne University Press 2014; US$ 33.32

    In recent years, all over the western world, a conversation has begun about the role of Islamic law or Shariah in secular liberal democratic states. Often this has focused on the area of family law, including matters of marriage and divorce. Islamic Family Law in Australia considers this often-controversial issue through the lens of multiculturalism... 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...

  • Il giuramento di innocenza nel processo canonico medievaleby Antonia Fiori

    Vittorio Klostermann 2012; US$ 206.30

    The oath of innocence, or purgation, constituted a part of canon law for almost a millennium. It has nevertheless been largely neglected by studies on medieval canonical procedure. This book seeks to reconstruct the history of the oath of purgation specifically from the perspective of canon law. Over the centuries, the function of the so-called "purgatio... more...

  • Imam Shafi'iby Kecia Ali

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 40.00

    In this innovative study, Kecia Ali examines the forefather of the second largest of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Shafi‘i. Gifted poet and outstanding Islamic Scholar, Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (767-820) firmly rejected the use of common sense in Islamic legal rulings, arguing that the only valid sunnah... 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...

  • An Introduction to Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book is an introduction to the fundamentals of Islamic law and its history. more...

  • Islam and Human Rightsby Shireen T. Hunter; Huma Malik

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2015; US$ 39.99

    In the last few years, issues related to human rights have acquired great importance in shaping the character of U.S.-Muslim relations. Many Muslims doubt the seriousness of the U.S. commitment to the cause of human rights and democracy in the Muslim world, believing that the United States applies human rights' standards selectively to suit its strategic... more...