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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95
Covenantal Rights is a groundbreaking work of political theory: a comprehensive, philosophically sophisticated attempt to bring insights from the Jewish political tradition into current political and legal debates about rights and to bring rights discourse more fully into Jewish thought. David Novak pursues these aims by presenting a theory of... more...
- 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...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00
Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maŠ'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
This book†explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings.†On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.99
The essays brought together in Islam, Law and Identity are the product of a series of interdisciplinary workshops that brought together scholars from a plethora of countries.? Funded by the British Academy the workshops convened over a period of two years in London, Cairo and Izmir. The workshops and the ensuing papers focus on recent debates about... more...