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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

  • Old Texts, New Practicesby Etty Terem

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In 1910, al-Mahdi al-Wazzani, a prominent Moroccan Islamic scholar completed his massive compilation of Maliki fatwas. An eleven-volume set, it is the most extensive collection of fatwas written and published in the Arab Middle East during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Al-Wazzani's legal opinions addressed practical concerns and... more...

  • Muslim Family Law in Western Courtsby Elisa Giunchi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book focuses on Islamic family law as interpreted and applied by judges in Europe, Australia and North America. It uses court transcriptions and observations to discuss how the most contentious marriage-related issues - consent and age of spouses, dower, polygamy, and divorce - are adjudicated. The solutions proposed by different legal systems... more...

  • The Sharia as the Main Source of Legislation?by Cornelis Hulsman

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    As Egypt enters a new phase of transition with its first Islamist government, Christians and non-Islamist Muslims have become fearful of the implications of an Islamist government for the rule of law. Their major concern is the push for implementation of Islamic law through Article II of the Constitution. In Western countries this Article has caused... more...

  • Fiqh al-Aqalliyy?tby Said Fares Hassan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the development of a contemporary internal debate among Muslim minorities living in Western Europe and North America to establish a specific form of Islamic jurisprudence. Fiqh al-aqalliyyat attempts to strike a balance between Muslim's religious commitments and their civic identity as citizens in Western liberal states. more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This book considers the methods used to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an, demonstrating in detail the various methods used, both linguistic and otherwise, in interpreting the legal verses. more...

  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume Oneby Michael Cooperson

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; 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 was famous for living according to his own strict interpretation of the Prophetic model and for denying himself even the most basic comforts in a city then... more...

  • Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolutionby Mohamed M. Keshavjee

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00

    The meanings and contexts of Shari'a are the subject of both curiosity and misunderstanding by non-Muslims. Shari'a is sometimes crudely characterised by outsiders as a punitive legal system operating broadly outside, and separate from, national laws and customs. This groundbreaking book shows that Shari'a and its 'fiqh' (laws set forward by various... more...

  • Die Bedeutung des Europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgienby Bachana Jishkariani

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 98.76

    Die Bedeutung des europäischen Strafrechts und sein Einfluss in Georgien more...

  • Canon Law in Protestant Lands.by Richard H. Helmholz

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 85.05

    Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhalt: U. Wolter, Die Fortgeltung des kanonischen Rechts und die Haltung der protestantischen Juristen zum kanonischen Recht in Deutschland bis in die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts - A. Sprengler-Ruppenthal, Das kanonische Recht in Kirchenordnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts - R. Feenstra, Canon Law at Dutch Universities from 1575 to 1811... more...

  • The Records of the Medieval Ecclesiastical Courts.by Charles Jr. Donahue

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 64.87

    Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhalt: J. Sayers, The Records of the Courts of Judges Delegate in England - C. Donahue, Jr. / F. D. Logan, Canterbury - C. Donahue, Jr., York - C. Donahue, Jr. / R. H. Helmholz / D. Owen / J. Sayers, Other Diocesan and Lesser Church Courts more...