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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
It is the first study which comprehensively, systematically and critically examines the role and usefulness of the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a (higher Objectives of Islamic Law) in contemporary Muslim reformist thought in relation to number of specific issues pertaining to Islamic legal philosophy, law, ethics and the socio-political sphere. more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (17031792) 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The question of how Islamic law regulates the notions of just recourse to and just conduct in war has long been the topic of heated controversy, and is often subject to oversimplification in scholarship and journalism. This book traces the rationale for aggression?within the Islamic tradition, and assesses the meaning and evolution of the contentious... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahy? b. Sharaf al-Nawaw?, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Sh?fi'? madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idr?s al-Sh?fi'? (d. 204/820), the supposed founder of the school... 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...
- NYU Press 2015; 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?s piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine.... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2014; US$ 33.32
In recent years, all over the western world, a conversation has begun about the role of Islamic law or Shariah in secular liberal democratic states. Often this has focused on the area of family law, including matters of marriage and divorce. Islamic Family Law in Australia considers this often-controversial issue through the lens of multiculturalism... more...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2015; US$ 45.99
In the last few years, issues related to human rights have acquired great importance in shaping the character of U.S.-Muslim relations. Many Muslims doubt the seriousness of the U.S. commitment to the cause of human rights and democracy in the Muslim world, believing that the United States applies human rights' standards selectively to suit its strategic... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 37.50
In The Politics of Islamic Law , Iza Hussin compares India, Malaya, and Egypt during the British colonial period in order to trace the making and transformation of the contemporary category of ?Islamic law.? She demonstrates that not only is Islamic law not the shari?ah, its present institutional forms, substantive content, symbolic vocabulary, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
Comparing Religions Through Law offers a ground- breaking study which compares these two religions through shared dominant structures. In the case of Judaism and Islam the dominant structure is law. Comparing Religions Through Law presents an innovative and sometimes controversial study of the comparisons and contrasts between the two religions... more...