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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • 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...

  • Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)by Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Lawby Rudolph Peters; Peri Bearman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current... more...

  • Il giuramento di innocenza nel processo canonico medievaleby Antonia Fiori

    Vittorio Klostermann 2012; US$ 246.97

    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...

  • 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...