With Qur’anic textual analysis and commentary, this book provides both the Muslim and non-Muslim reader with a basic understanding of the legal foundations of Islam. It introduces the sources of Islamic law and their significance in the hierarchy of Islamic jurisprudence while presenting Dr. al-Hibri’s articulation of the Islamic worldview. The Islamic Worldview introduces the Qur’an as the supreme source of Islamic law and discusses basic rules and principles that have been noted by jurists over time in understanding and interpreting it, and how these rules can and have been applied toward the evolution of a uniquely Islamic global perspective.
About the Author
Dr. Azizah al-Hibri is an Emerita Professor of law at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She became the first Muslim woman tenured in an American law school. She resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
Table of ContentsPreface
chapter 1 - Islamic Jurisprudence in the United States
chapter 2 - Basics of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence: The Qur'an and Sunnah
chapter 3 - Basics of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence: Ijtiha¯d
chapter 4 - The Islamic Worldview
chapter 5 - In the Garden: Gender and the Qur'anic Worldview
chapter 6 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Gender and Interpretation
chapter 7 - To Prostate Herself or Not to Prostate, That Is the Question