Shari‘a As Discourse: Legal Traditions and the Encounter with Europe
Dr Lisbet Christoffersen, Professor Jørgen S Nielsen
Ashgate Publishing Limited, Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 284 pages
This volume exposes some of the various issues raised in relation to Muslim communities in Europe by putting the intellectual and legal traditions into dialogue. It brings together a number of scholars of Shari‘a and Islamic law with counterparts from the parallel European disciplines of hermeneutics, philosophy and jurisprudence, to explore how the processes of theological-legal thinking have been expressed and are being expressed in a more or less common intellectual framework. It provides a valuable reference for all those interested in exploring how Muslims and non-Muslims view Shari‘a law, looking at ways the European legal systems can provide some form of accommodation with Muslim customs.