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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Islam, Law and Identityby Marinos Diamantides; Adam Gearey

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.99

    Islam, Law and Identity  brings together a range of Muslim and non Muslim scholars in order to focus on recent debates about the nature of sacred and secular law. more...

  • Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Churchby Will Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences not... 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...

  • Islamic Divorce in North Americaby Julie Macfarlane

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Policy-makers and the public are increasingly attentive to the role of shari'a in the everyday lives of Western Muslims, with negative associations and public fears growing among their non-Muslim neighbors in the United States and Canada. The most common way North American Muslims relate to shari'a is in their observance of Muslim marriage... more...

  • Economic Morality and Jewish Lawby Aaron Levine

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action... more...

  • Abu Hanifahby Mohammed Akram Nadwi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.50

    Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law more...

  • Religious Pluralism and Islamic Lawby Anver M. Emon

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    The question of tolerance and Islam is not a new one. Polemicists are certain that Islam is not a tolerant religion. As evidence they point to the rules governing the treatment of non-Muslim permanent residents in Muslim lands, namely the dhimmi rules that are at the center of this study. These rules, when read in isolation, are certainly discriminatory... more...

  • Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourseby Anastasia Vakulenko

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western... more...

  • Religion Law and Traditionby Andrew Huxley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Looks at the similarities and differences between Jewish, Canon, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist law. more...

  • Islam and Literalismby Robert Gleave

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Literal meaning is what a text means in itself, regardless of what its author intends to convey or the reader understands to be its message. The idea of literal meaning, together with insights from modern semantic and pragmatic philosophers, informs this reading of Islamic legal hermeneutics. Robert Gleave explores various competing notions of literal... more...