Shariʻah law: an introduction

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Oneworld Publications, 2008 - Religion - 342 pages
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Providing a comprehensive and accessible examination of Shari'ah Law, this well considered introduction examines the sources, characteristic features and various schools of thought of a system often stereotyped for its severity in the West. Complete with a bibliography, glossary, and extensive index of Arabic quotations, this wide-ranging resource will prove an indispensable resource for Islamic students, and an informative guide to a complex topic for the general reader.

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User Review  - Terence Gilheany - Goodreads

By "an introduction" one should understand "an in depth exploration for those not raised in the intellectual tradition of Islamic Law." His core argument is that the intellectual trend in early modern ... Read full review

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Not being an Arabic speaker, I found it hard to remember what the different words meant, and had to refer back to the definitions regularly. This book was heavy going. I had to read it twice. I ... Read full review


Nature Sources and Objectives of Shariah
Characteristic Features of Shariah
The Leading Schools of Law Madhdhib

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Muhammad Hashim Kamali, born in Afghanistan in 1944, is currently Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. His books include Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Cambridge, and K.L., 1991 and 1998); Freedom of Expression in Islam (Cambridge, and K.L., 1997 and 1998) and Islamic Commercial Law (2001).

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