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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95
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...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
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$ 24.95
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...
- Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 84.76
On the basis of a detailed analysis of extant texts and versions, David Andrew Teeter examines the nature and background of deliberate scribal changes in the text of biblical law during the late Second Temple period. What were the ?laws? governing this mode of scribal production and how are the ?laws? produced thereby to be understood? What are the... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 40.00
In this innovative study, Kecia Ali examines the forefather of the second largest of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Shafi‘i. 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... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00
Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792) aroused great controversy in his lifetime. More than two centuries after his death, he still elicits strong views. For some he is the model of a pious religious activist who fought to establish a regime of Islamic godliness in the least promising of environments. For others, especially Muslims associated with... more...
- Publish Green 2014; US$ 5.99
Jewish Source Texts Wrestle with Many of the Same Economic Concerns That Occupy the Contemporary Public Square: Income Inequality, Structural Unemployment, Instability, Rampant Financial Fraud and Spiraling Personal Debt. the Just Market: TorahS Response to the Crisis of the Modern Economy Identifies Six Foundations of Ancient Jewish Economic... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95
The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim's obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today's world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides... 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 119.99
Examines the usefulness, challenges and limits of ijtihad for Muslims today. This book explores the limits and controversies of ijtihad in the context of the diverse needs of Muslim cultures and communities living in Muslim and non-Muslim nations and continents including Europe and North America.Ijihad is the process of making a legal decision by independent... more...