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  • Islamic Lawby Hunt Janin; André Kahlmeyer

    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...

  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Ibn al-Jawzi; Michael Cooperson

    NYU Press 2015; 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?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...

  • ISS 16 Islamic Family Law in Australiaby Ghena Krayem

    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...

  • Islam and Human Rightsby Shireen T. Hunter; Huma Malik

    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...

  • The Politics of Islamic Lawby Iza R. Hussin

    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...

  • Islam and Liberal Citizenshipby Andrew F. March

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Some argue that Muslims have no tradition of separation of church and state and therefore can't participate in secular, pluralist society. At the other extreme, some Muslims argue that it is the duty of all believers to resist Western forms of government and to impose Islamic law. In Islam and Liberal Citizenship , Andrew F. March is seeking to find... more...

  • Comparing Religions Through Lawby Jacob Neusner; Tamara Sonn

    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...

  • Disability in Jewish Lawby Tzvi C. Marx

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades, record numbers of Jews are taking a newfound interest in their legal heritage - the Bible and the Talmud, the law codes and the rabbinical responsa literature. In the course of this encounter, they may be interested in how these sources relate to the issue of disability, and the degree to which halakhic attitudes to disability are... more...

  • The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyahby Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah provides a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader. Studying the vibrant yet controversial interaction between Ibn Taymiyyah and the Hanbali School of law, this book assesses... more...

  • Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Lawby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 62.00 US$ 50.84

    A penetrating analysis of the relationship between authority, continuity and change in Islamic law. more...