Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence, and Procedure

Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence, and Procedure

by Hina Azam


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107476066
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hina Azam is an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published articles in the Journal of Law and Religion, the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, and Comparative Islamic Studies. She has contributed to the edited volumes Feminism, Law, and Religion (2013) and A Jihad for Justice: Honoring the Work and Life of Amina Wadud (2012), as well as to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Sexual violation in the Late Antique Near East; 2. Tracing rape in early Islamic law; 3. Rape as a property crime - the Mālikī approach; 4. Rape as a moral transgression - the Ḥanafī approach; 5. Proving rape in Ḥanafī law - substance, evidence, procedure; 6. Proving rape in Mālikī law - evidence, procedure, penalty; Conclusion.

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