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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

  • Legal Authority in Premodern Islamby Fachrizal A. Halim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Churchby Will Adam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal system there will be situations when strict application of the law will produce undesirable results, such as injustice or other consequences not... more...

  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... more...

  • 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...

  • Islamic Lawby Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah Confby 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... more...

  • Imam Shafi'iby Kecia Ali

    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...

  • The Inquisition of Franciscaby Francisca de los Apóstoles; Gillian T. W. Ahlgren

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    Inspired by a series of visions, Francisca de los Apóstoles (1539-after 1578) and her sister Isabella attempted in 1573 to organize a beaterio , a lay community of pious women devoted to the religious life, to offer prayers and penance for the reparation of human sin, especially those of corrupt clerics. But their efforts to minister to the... more...

  • Takaful Islamic Insuranceby Simon Archer; Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim; Volker Nienhaus

    Wiley 2011; US$ 165.00

    Authors Rifaat, Archer and Volker bring an international perspective to the growing Islamic Insurance industry. Drawing on contributions from leading experts around the world, they present a comprehensive view of the very issues governing the industry and its future direction. As top financial institutes around the world seem to enter the lucrative... more...

  • Islam and Warfareby Onder Bakircioglu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...