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  • Islam: Its Law and Societyby Jamila Hussain

    Federation Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    This book provides an introduction to Islamic law for western readers. It explains the origin and development of the Shariah (Islamic law). more...

  • Muslim Lawby Alexander David Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume, orginally published in 1925, outlines the historical development of the Muslim law of inheritance in pre-Islamic Law. It discusses the ranking of heirs and guardians, reforms introduced by Muhammad, subsequent development of the law, and rise of the orthodox schools.   more...

  • Islamic Lawby Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    This book underlines the mutability of Islamic law and attempts to relate its substantive and institutional varieties and transformations to social, political, economic and other historical circumstances. The studies in the book range from discussion of the received wisdom in Islamic law to studies of legal institutions and the theoretical means employed... more...

  • Shar?'aby Wael B. Hallaq

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present. more...

  • The Epistle on Legal Theoryby al-Shafii; Joseph E. Lowry

    Library of Arabic Literature 2013; US$ 40.00

    The Epistle on Legal Theory  is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (d. 204 H/820 AD), was the eponym of the Shafi'i school of legal thought, one of the four rites in Sunni Islam. This fascinating work offers the first... 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...

  • 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...

  • Scribal Lawsby David Andrew Teeter

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 95.79

    On the basis of a detailed analysis of extant texts and versions, David Andrew Teeter examines the nature and background of deliberate scribal changes in the text of biblical law during the late Second Temple period. What were the ?laws? governing this mode of scribal production and how are the ?laws? produced thereby to be understood? What are the... more...

  • Islam and Warfareby Onder Bakircioglu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • The Just Marketby Jonathan Brandow

    Publish Green 2014; US$ 5.99

    Jewish Source Texts Wrestle with Many of the Same Economic Concerns That Occupy the Contemporary Public Square: Income Inequality, Structural Unemployment, Instability, Rampant Financial Fraud and Spiraling Personal Debt. the Just Market: Torah’S Response to the Crisis of the Modern Economy Identifies Six Foundations of Ancient Jewish Economic... more...