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Islamic Law : Cases, Authorities, and Worldview (Hardcover) (Ahmad Atif Ahmad)

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" Introducing undergraduate students to Islamic law, this accessible textbook does not presume legal or technical knowledge. Drawing on a comparative approach, it encourages students to think through the issues of the application of Islamic law in majoritarian and minority Islamic legal contexts, including the USA, Saudia Arabia, Egypt and Malaysia. The book surveys the historical development as well as the contemporary contexts of Islamic law. In distilling the history of Islamic law for non-specialists, the author covers important topics such as the development and transformation of Islamic Institutions during and following colonialism. Coverage of Islamic law across contemporary contexts draws on real case material, and allows for discussion of Islam as a legal as well as ethical and moral code that is activated both inside and outside the court. Shari°a (an Arabic word that simply means water-source or 'law') is explained, and the book also covers the two sources of 'authority' of Islamic Law, theQur®an, and the State. Readers will learn about rituals, dietary restrictions, family, contracts and property, lawful and unlawful gain, criminal law and punishments, and what makes a government legitimate in the eyes of Muslim individuals and authorities. "--
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Ahmad Atif Ahmad
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2017
TCIN: 51766395
UPC: 9781474274487
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-9303
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