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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This volume, orginally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad, subsequent development of the law, and rise of the orthodox schools. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies of legal institutions and the theoretical means employed... more...
- NYU Press 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...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 34.00
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 one... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
Juxtaposing Muslim scholars? debates over women?s attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women?s activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the centuries legal scholars? arguments have often reacted to rather than dictated Muslim women?s behavior. Tracing Sunni legal positions on women in... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 24.99
This classic text is rendered directly from the original Arabic by one of America's leading Islamic scholars. This paperback edition has been specially published for the many courses for which this book has been requested. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 39.99
In this innovative study, Kecia Ali examines the forefather of the second largest of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Shafii. 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 (or... more...