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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... more...

  • Islam: Its Law and Societyby Jamila Hussain

    Federation Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book provides an introduction to Islamic law for western readers. It explains the origin and development of the Shariah (Islamic law). more...

  • Shar?'aby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 57.00

    Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present. more...

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

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 40.00

    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. 204 H/820 AD), was the eponym of the Shafi'i school of legal thought, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first... more...

  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume Oneby Michael Cooperson

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 40.00

    Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadith—the reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds—is a major figure in the history of Islam. Ibn Hanbal was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then... more...

  • Reading the Islamic Cityby Akel Isma'il Kahera

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 79.99

    While it seems clear that the shari?ah had a formative influence on property rights, public space and land use, the primary aim of this book is to study what implications the practice of the Maliki school of Islamic law have for the inhabitants of the Islamic city ( madinah ). more...

  • The Zahirisby Ignaz Goldziher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Ignaz Goldziher wrote his book "Die Zahiriten" in 1883. The English translation of this standard work on Islamic jurisprudence appeared in 1971. The book has been in print ever since. This new edition in the "Brill Classics in Islam" series shows that The Zahiris has not lost any of its actuality. 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...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph E. Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    The Risala of al-Shafii (d 204/820), the earliest preserved work of Islamic legal theory, has been understood in previous scholarship as the elaboration of a hierarchy of sources of law (Quran, Sunna, consensus, and analogical reasoning). more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Reconstructs the scholastic arguments about marital indissolubility and papal power that lay behind John XXII's 1322 constitution Antique Concertationi. This book illustrates the relationship between canon law and theology, and the tensions between papal authority and academic expertise, that animated a controversial pontificate. more...