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  • Narratives of Islamic Legal Theoryby Rumee Ahmed

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    In the critical period when Islamic law first developed, a new breed of jurists developed a genre of legal theory treatises to explore how the fundamental moral teachings of Islam might operate as a legal system. Seemingly rhetorical and formulaic, these manuals have long been overlooked for the insight they offer into the early formation of Islamic... 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...

  • Islamic Law (RLE Politics of Islam)by Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyahby Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Providing background material to the Hanbali School of law, this book gives a valuable account of the development of Hanbalite jurisprudence, placing the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this tradition within the grasp of the interested reader. more...

  • Islamic Financeby Habiba Anwar; Roderick Millar

    Blue Ibex Ltd. 2008; US$ 115.00

    This important book aims to support and inform finance professionals, corporate executives, global investors, and students of finance, by providing an accessible guide to the principles and current practice of Islamic banking and Shari’a compliant finance. more...

  • The Inquisition of Franciscaby Francisca de los Apůstoles; Gillian T. W. Ahlgren

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    Inspired by a series of visions, Francisca de los Apóstoles (1539-after 1578) and her sister Isabella attempted in 1573 to organize a beaterio , a lay community of pious women devoted to the religious life, to offer prayers and penance for the reparation of human sin, especially those of corrupt clerics. But their efforts to minister to the... more...

  • Takaful Islamic Insuranceby Simon Archer; Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim; Volker Nienhaus

    Wiley 2011; US$ 165.00

    Authors Rifaat, Archer and Volker bring an international perspective to the growing Islamic Insurance industry. Drawing on contributions from leading experts around the world, they present a comprehensive view of the very issues governing the industry and its future direction. As top financial institutes around the world seem to enter the lucrative... more...

  • Islamic Finance and Lawby Maha-Hanaan Balala

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    Many of the principles prevalent in modern Islamic contract law and commercial practice remain the same as those outlined by the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, and expounded by scholars of jurisprudence as far back as the 13th century, despite the advancement in time and sophistication of commercial interaction. Maha-Hanaan Balala here provides an... more...

  • Homicide in the Biblical Worldby Pamela Barmash

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    Reconstructs biblical law from a variety of texts, analysing legal cases from the Near East. more...

  • Windows onto Jewish Legal Cultureby Hanina Ben-Menahem; Arye Edrei; Neil S. Hecht

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 260.00

    This book opens windows onto Jewish legal culture, by offering fourteen exploratory essays, each of which focuses on an aspect of Jewish law, broadly understood. Each chapter is a self-contained journey, as it were, into a feature of the Jewish legal landscape. In other words, rather than taking a structural approach, and attempting to neatly circumscribe... more...