A History of Islamic Law

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Edinburgh University Press, 1964 - Religion - 264 pages
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The classic introduction to Islamic law, tracing its development from its origins, through the medieval period, to its place in modern Islam.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Part
9
Quranic Legislation
15
Legal Practice in the first century
21
Muhammad
53
Concluding Stages of Growth
62
Part
75
Unity and Diversity in Sharia Law
86
ISLAMIC LAW IN MODERN
149
Administration of Sharia Law
163
Taqlid and Legal Reform
183
NeoIjtihad
202
CONCLUSION
218
Notes
227
Glossary
235
Bibliography
242

Sectarian Legal Systems in Islam
103
Islamic Government and Sharfa Law
120
Islamic Society and Sharia Law
135

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About the author (1964)

N. J. Coulson was chair of oriental laws at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of numerous books including Succession in the Modern Family, Conflicts and Tensions In Islamic Jurisprudence, and Commercial Law in the Gulf States.

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