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  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the relationship between custom and Islamic law and seeks to uncover the role of custom in the construction of legal rulings. On a deeper level, however, it deals with the perennial problem of change and continuity in the Islamic legal tradition (or any tradition for that matter). It is argued that custom ( urf and adah ) was one... more...

  • Women and Jewish Lawby Rachel Biale

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    How has a legal tradition determined by men affected the lives of women? What are the traditional Jewish views of marriage, divorce, sexuality, contraception, abortion? Women and Jewish Law gives contemporary readers access to the central texts of the Jewish religious tradition on issues of special concern to women. Combining a historical overview... more...

  • Refugee Status in Islamby Arafat Madi Shoukri

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    What are the views, principles and regulations of the Islamic tradition concerning refugee status? Are there any similarities between the Islamic tradition relating to the laws of aman (safe conduct) and the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the status of refugees? In this book, Arafat Shoukri delves into fifteen centuries of Arab and Islamic history... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading the Islamic Cityby Akel Isma'il Kahera

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 82.99

    While it seems clear that the shari?ah had a formative influence on property rights, public space and land use, the primary aim of this book is to study what implications the practice of the Maliki school of Islamic law have for the inhabitants of the Islamic city ( madinah ). more...

  • Islamic Divorce in North Americaby Julie Macfarlane

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Based on hundreds of interviews, this book describes how Muslim marriage and divorce processes are used in North America, and what they mean to North American Muslims. It maps the emergence of a western shari'a that reflects not only religious but also cultural beliefs and Islamic family values in North America. more...

  • Abu Hanifahby Mohammed Akram Nadwi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 13.99

    Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law more...

  • Economic Morality and Jewish Lawby Aaron Levine (1946-2011)

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Issues explored include negative externalities, price controls, the lemons problem, the living wage, and short selling. more...

  • Religious Pluralism and Islamic Lawby Anver M. Emon

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 41.99 US$ 36.11

    Analysing the rules governing the treatment of foreigners in Islam and situating them in their historical, political, and legal context, this book sets out a new framework for understanding these rules as part of a wider problem of governing through law amidst pluralism. more...