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  • The Zahirisby Ignaz Goldziher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Ignaz Goldziher wrote his book "Die Zahiriten" in 1883. The English translation of this standard work on Islamic jurisprudence appeared in 1971. The book has been in print ever since. This new edition in the "Brill Classics in Islam" series shows that The Zahiris has not lost any of its actuality. more...

  • Women, Islam and International Lawby Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko

    BRILL 2008; US$ 160.00

    Addresses Islam and women's human rights from a fresh perspective. This work attempts to define some basis for constructive dialogue and interaction in the context of international law and, in the context of participation of many Muslim States in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. more...

  • Early Islamic Legal Theoryby Joseph E. Lowry

    BRILL 2007; US$ 181.00

    The Risala of al-Shafii (d 204/820), the earliest preserved work of Islamic legal theory, has been understood in previous scholarship as the elaboration of a hierarchy of sources of law (Quran, Sunna, consensus, and analogical reasoning). more...

  • Marriage Advice for a Popeby Patrick Nold

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Reconstructs the scholastic arguments about marital indissolubility and papal power that lay behind John XXII's 1322 constitution Antique Concertationi. This book illustrates the relationship between canon law and theology, and the tensions between papal authority and academic expertise, that animated a controversial pontificate. more...

  • Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Eraby Norman Calder; Colin Imber; Robert Gleave

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four previously unpublished essays in the field of Islamic law by Norman Calder. more...

  • Muslim Marriage in Western Courtsby Pascale Fournier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book describes and analyzes the notion of Mahr, the Muslim custom whereby the groom has to give a gift to the bride in consideration of the marriage. It explores how Western courts, specifically in Canada, the United States, France, and Germany, have approached and interpreted Mahr. Returning to the overarching concept of liberalism, the book... 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...

  • 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...

  • Custom in Islamic Law and Legal Theoryby Ayman Shabana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    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...