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  • 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...

  • Women in the Mosqueby Marion Katz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Lessons in Islamic Jurisprudenceby Roy Mottahedeh

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Imam Shafi'iby Kecia Ali

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 39.99

    In this innovative study, Kecia Ali examines the forefather of the second largest of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Shafii. 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 (or... more...

  • Maqasid al-Shari?a and Contemporary Reformist Muslim Thoughtby Adis Duderija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    It is the first study which comprehensively, systematically and critically examines the role and usefulness of the concept of Maqasid al-Shari'a (higher Objectives of Islamic Law) in contemporary Muslim reformist thought in relation to number of specific issues pertaining to Islamic legal philosophy, law, ethics and the socio-political sphere. more...

  • Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhabby Michael Crawford

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (17031792) aroused great controversy in his lifetime. More than two centuries after his death, he still elicits strong views. For some he is the model of a pious religious activist who fought to establish a regime of Islamic godliness in the least promising of environments. For others, especially Muslims associated with... more...

  • Islam and Warfareby Onder Bakircioglu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Legal Authority in Premodern Islamby Fachrizal A. Halim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Islamic Lawby Hunt Janin; André Kahlmeyer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim's obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today's world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides... more...

  • Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Ibn al-Jawzi; Michael Cooperson

    NYU Press 2015; 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?s piety and austerity made him a folk hero, especially after his principled resistance to the attempts of two Abbasid caliphs to force him to accept rationalist doctrine.... more...