ISBN 9780521180337,Sharia: Theory, Practice, Transformations

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Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780521180337

ISBN-10 0521180333


Number of Pages 624 Pages
Language (English)

World history

In recent years, Islamic law, or Shari'a, has been appropriated as a tool of modernity in the Muslim world and in the West and has become highly politicised in consequence. Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a sets the record straight by examinin

Table of Contents:
Part I. The Pre-Modern Tradition: 1. The formative period 2. Legal theory: epistemology, language, and legal reasoning 3. Legal education and the politics of law 4. Law and society 5. The circle of justice and later dynasties Part II. The Law: An Out

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