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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

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  • Wahh?b? Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernityby Muhammad Al-Atawneh

    BRILL 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book examines D?r al-Ift?, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahh?b? interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth-century modernity. more...

  • The Relationship between Roman and Local Law in the Babatha and Salome Komaise Archivesby Jacobine G Oudshoorn; Carolien Oudshoorn

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    Using a division between substantive and formal law as the key element for understanding the applicable law in papyri, this study offers a new understanding of the distinct parts Roman and local law played in the legal reality of second-century Arabia. more...

  • Ma?la?a and the Purpose of the Lawby Felicitas Opwis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 197.00

    Analyzing pre-modern writings on Islamic legal theory, this book comprehensively presents the transformation of the concept of maŠ'£la?a as a vehicle of legal change from a minor legal principle to being understood as the all-encompassing purpose of God more...

  • Legal Documents from the Judean Desertby Aharon Layish

    BRILL 2011; US$ 252.00

    This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and... more...

  • Principles of Islamic International Criminal Lawby Farhad Malekian

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    While the system of international law is improving enormously and certain legal provisions are becoming an integral part of jus cogens norms, this body of law must be studied together with other systems which have basically been effective in its development. The principles of the rule of law must be evaluated collectively rather than selectively. In... 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...

  • Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab Statesby Lynn Welchman

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Muslim family law and its principles 15 regarding marriage, divorce, personal maintenance, paternity, and child custody is one of the most widely applied family law systems in existence today. A number of states have recently codified Muslim family law fo more...

  • Klassieke sharia en vernieuwingby Scientific Council for Government Policy; Maurits Berger

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Klassieke sharia en vernieuwing biedt een beknopte introductie op de 'sharia' of islamitische wetgeving. De twee belangrijkste delen van het boek behandelen de klassieke sharia en de vernieuwingen die in de tussentijd hebben plaatsgevonden. Na een inleiding op de aard van de sharia, de belangrijkste spelers en hun methodologie, gaat Berger... more...

  • Land, Law and Islamby Siraj Sait; Hilary Lim

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 38.95

    This pioneering work addresses Islamic property and land rights by drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates. The authors consider the possibilities for inclusive and pro-poor approaches to land rights within Islamic legal and human rights systems. more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume, originally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad, subsequent development of the law, and rise of the orthodox schools. more...