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Islamic Law: From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice
     

Islamic Law: From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice

by Mawil Izzi Dien
 

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ISBN-10: 0268031746

ISBN-13: 9780268031749

Pub. Date: 03/15/2005

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

This survey of Islamic law combines Western and Islamic views and describes the relationship between the original theories of Islamic law and the views of contemporary Islamic writers. Covering the key topics in the field, including the history, sources, and formation of Islamic law, the legal mechanisms, and the contemporary context, this book is strong in its

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This survey of Islamic law combines Western and Islamic views and describes the relationship between the original theories of Islamic law and the views of contemporary Islamic writers. Covering the key topics in the field, including the history, sources, and formation of Islamic law, the legal mechanisms, and the contemporary context, this book is strong in its coverage of the modern perspective, which distinguishes it from other texts in the field. The aim is to provide the student with a basic understanding of Islamic law and access to the complexity of the Islamic legal system. The language used is non-technical, and understanding is aided by a supplementary detailed glossary and analytical indices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268031749
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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