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Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence

  • Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudenceby Roy Mottahedeh

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    This classic text is rendered directly from the original Arabic by one of America's leading Islamic scholars. This paperback edition has been specially published for the many courses for which this book has been requested. more...

  • Women in the Mosqueby Marion Katz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Juxtaposing Muslim scholars? debates over women?s attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women?s activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the centuries legal scholars? arguments have often reacted to rather than dictated Muslim women?s behavior. Tracing Sunni legal positions on women in... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Lawby Rudolph Peters; Peri Bearman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current... more...

  • Medieval Canon Lawby James A. Brundage

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned -- and in turn influenced and controlled the lay world within its care -- without understanding the development, character and impact of `canon law', its own distinctive law code. However important, this can seem a daunting subject to non-specialists. They have long needed an attractive... more...

  • 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$ 21.04

    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...

  • Die Kompatibilität des säkularen Staates mit dem Islam.by Müjgan Perçin

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 78.83

    Ziel der Arbeit ist es, herauszufinden, ob der Islam mit dem säkularen Staat vereinbar ist. Mit Blick darauf und im Bewusstsein der Bedeutung dieser Fragestellung für die Gesellschaft in Deutschland, die hier lebenden Muslime, von denen die Mehrheit aus der Türkei stammt, aber auch für die Mehrheitsgesellschaft, konzentriert sich die Arbeit auf den... more...

  • The Origins of Islamic Lawby Yasin Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    If the Qur'an is the first written formulation of Islam in general, Malik's Muwatta' is arguably the first written formulation of the Islam-in-practice that becomes Islamic law. This book considers the methods used by Malik in the Muwatta' to derive the judgements of the law from the Qur'an and is thus concerned on one level with the finer details... more...