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Understanding Islamic Law

Author : Hisham M. Ramadan
ISBN : 0759109915
Genre : Religion
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Ramadan brings together essays to explain the history of Islamic law and its role in the contemporary world.
Category: Religion

The Justice Of Islam

Author : Lawrence Rosen
ISBN : 0198298846
Genre : Law
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Using data ranging from the courts of North Africa to the treatment of Islam in American courts, these essays demonstrate the appeal of Islamic law in the lives of everyday adherents.
Category: Law

Shari A

Author : Abbas Amanat
ISBN : 9780804779531
Genre : Religion
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This volume presents ten leading scholars' writings on contemporary Islamic law and Muslim thought. The essays examine a range of issues, from modern Muslim discourses on justice, natural law, and the common good, to democracy, the social contract, and "the authority of the preeminent jurist." Changes in how Shari'a has been understood over the centuries are explored, as well as how it has been applied in both Sunni and Shi'i Islam. Debates on the nature, interpretation, reform, and application of Shari'a lie at the core of all Islamist revivalist ideologies and movements of the past two centuries. The demand for the implementation of Shari'a is one of the hallmarks of Islamic fundamentalism, and Shari'a has become one of the most controversial and politicized concepts in Muslim-majority countries today. This is one of the first books to examine how Muslims understand and apply Shari'a in contemporary societies.
Category: Religion

Doubt In Islamic Law

Author : Intisar A. Rabb
ISBN : 9781107080997
Genre : History
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This book considers the rarely studied but pervasive concepts of doubt that medieval Muslim jurists used to resolve problematic criminal cases.
Category: History

Shari A Law And The Modern Nation State

Author : Norani Othman
ISBN : UOM:39015037651893
Genre : Islam
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The arguments presented and the issues raised in this book demand serious consideration from a readership of thinking Muslims who in equal measure value their religious heritage and recognise the need to shape intelligently a sustainable future for its inheritors. left solely to those conventionally recognised as religiously learned, or to any special section of the umma. Rather, it is the common task of all within the worldwide umma if contemporary Muslims are to find ways of effectively addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow. and understandings of Islamic law (including the hudud punishments) that date back to the early centuries of Islamic civilisation, the need to foster an enlightened and contemporary understanding of enduring Qur'anic imperatives is both necessary and urgent. prove a significant contribution to the emergence of such an approach: one that is both authentically grounded in the Qur'anic worldview and at the same time based upon a discerning appreciation of the challenges of ever advancing modernity, upon which today's Muslims cannot, and should not, turn their backs. evolution of Islamic law and a noted international Islamic human rights lawyer, provide the point of departure for the contributors to this book. mandatory, must as a matter of religious faith and obligation be implemented in our own times is unhistorical and unsustainable. Dr. An-Na'im argues All projects aiming at the modern implementation and enforcement of such formulations of shari'a, whatever understanding or misunderstandings their proponents may have of their own motivations, are therefore simply human projects lacking all divine sanction. towards clarifying an urgent and contentious question in contemporary Malaysia. Yet the implications of its arguments reach far beyond Malaysia's borders to the entire Muslim world.
Category: Islam

The Application Of Islamic Criminal Law In Pakistan

Author : Tahir Wasti
ISBN : 9789004172258
Genre : Religion
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No legal system in the world has aroused as much public interest as Sharia. However, the discourse around Sharia law is largely focussed on its development and the theories, principles and rules that inform it. Less attention has been given to studying the consequences of its operation, particularly in the area of Islamic criminal law. Even fewer studies explore the actual practice of Islamic criminal law in contemporary societies. This book aims to fill these gaps in our understanding of Sharia law in practice. It deals specifically with the consequences of enforcing Islamic criminal law in Pakistan, providing an in-depth and critical analysis of the application of the Islamic law of Qisas and Diyat (retribution and blood money) in the Muslim world today. The empirical evidence adduced more broadly demonstrates the complications of applying traditional Sharia in a modern state.
Category: Religion

Islamic Law And International Law

Author : Emilia Justyna Powell
ISBN : 9780190064631
Genre : Law
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"Islamic Law and International Law is a comprehensive examination of differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and international law, especially in the context of dispute settlement. Sharia embraces a unique logic and culture of justice--based on nonconfrontational dispute resolution--as taught by the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad. This book explains how the creeds of Islamic dispute resolution shape the Islamic milieu's views of international law. Is the Islamic legal tradition ab initio incompatible with international law, and how do states of the Islamic milieu view international courts, mediation, and arbitration? Islamic law constitutes an important part of the domestic legal system in many states of the Islamic milieu--Islamic law states--displacing secular law in state governance and affecting these states' contemporary international dealings. The book analyzes constitutional and subconstitutional laws in Islamic law states. The answer to the "Islamic law-international law nexus puzzle" lies in the diversity of how secular laws and religious laws fuse in domestic legal systems across the Islamic milieu. These states are not Islamic to the same degree or in the same way. Thus, different international conflict management methods appeal to different states, depending on each one's domestic legal system. The main claim of the book is that in many instances the Islamic legal tradition points in one direction while Western-based, secularized international law points in another direction. This conflict is partially softened by the reality that the Islamic legal tradition itself has elements fundamentally compatible with modern international law. Islamic legal tradition, international law, sharia settlement, peaceful dispute resolution"--
Category: Law

Islamic Law

Author : Gavin N. Picken
ISBN : NWU:35556040776288
Genre : Religion
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Volume III focuses on the 'consolidation' and consequent perceived 'stagnation' of Islamic law in the medieval period alluded to in the traditional accounts of Islamic legal theory. The final volume in the collection examines Islamic law in the modern period, and the challenges of living in a modern, technologically advanced world. Supplemented with a full index, Islamic Law includes a comprehensive introduction newly written by the editor which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is certain to be valued as a vital research resource." -- Publisher description.
Category: Religion

Crime And Punishment In Islamic Law

Author : Rudolph Peters
ISBN : 0521792266
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 2006, is an account of the theory and practice of Islamic criminal law.
Category: History

Cengage Advantage Books Business Law Today The Essentials

Author : Roger Miller
ISBN : 9780324654547
Genre : Business & Economics
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Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS is your concise guide to the law and what it means in the business world--from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but your life--from the USA Patriot Act's effect on constitutional rights to the national Do Not Call registry. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the material's practicality. The text's companion website includes resources to help you study, such as sample answers to the end-of-chapter case problem features; videos clips for use with in-text video questions; Internet exercises; and interactive quizzes for every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Cengage Advantage Books Business Law Today The Essentials

Author : Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN : 9780324786156
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text is a briefer paperback version of the widely-adopted Miller/Jentz BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE STANDARD EDITION. THE ESSENTIALS offers the very same traits that have made that book so successful edition after edition - it provides the legal credibility and authoritativeness of a traditional business law book while also offering strong visual appeal and student friendly features. The text’s engaging, high-interest presentation is complemented by the essential detail and information necessary to completely explain law topics. The book truly offers you and your students the best of both worlds--a credible business law source, which students will be motivated to read. Its magic and the cornerstone of its widespread success is in this ability to appeal to both instructors and students without being mutually exclusive. BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS also offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package on the market, with something to fit many different instructional or learning styles. This text explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Cengage Advantage Books Business Law Today The Essentials Text And Summarized Cases

Author : Roger LeRoy Miller
ISBN : 9781305856530
Genre : Business & Economics
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Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, THE ESSENTIALS: TEXT AND SUMMARIZED CASES, 11E is a concise guide to the law and what it means in the business world -- from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but also the reader’s personal life. The book examines timely issues, such as the financial crisis and its impact on business law, identity theft, immigration law, and diversity issues. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the practicality of the concepts highlighted in the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Islamic Law And International Human Rights Law

Author : Anver M. Emon
ISBN : 9780191645693
Genre : Law
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The relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law has been the subject of considerable, and heated, debate in recent years. The usual starting point has been to test one system by the standards of the other, asking is Islamic law 'compatible' with international human rights standards, or vice versa. This approach quickly ends in acrimony and accusations of misunderstanding. By overlaying one set of norms on another we overlook the deeply contextual nature of how legal rules operate in a society, and meaningful comparison and discussion is impossible. In this volume, leading experts in Islamic law and international human rights law attempt to deepen the understanding of human rights and Islam, paving the way for a more meaningful debate. Focusing on central areas of controversy, such as freedom of speech and religion, gender equality, and minority rights, the authors examine the contextual nature of how Islamic law and international human rights law are legitimately formed, interpreted, and applied within a community. They examine how these fundamental interests are recognized and protected within the law, and what restrictions are placed on the freedoms associated with them. By examining how each system recognizes and limits fundamental freedoms, this volume clears the ground for exploring the relationship between Islamic law and international human rights law on a sounder footing. In doing so it offers a challenging and distinctive contribution to the literature on the subject, and will be an invaluable reference for students, academics, and policy-makers engaged in the legal and religious debates surrounding Islam and the West.
Category: Law

Islamic Law

Author : Hunt Janin
ISBN : 9781476608815
Genre : Religion
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The sharia is a set of traditional laws that define a Muslim’s obligations to God and his fellow human beings. Westerners often misunderstand the nature of the sharia, born as it is of a complicated legal and academic tradition that may not always seem relevant to today’s world. Written for those unfamiliar with Islam, this volume provides an accurate and objective assessment of the sharia’s achievements, shortcomings and future prospects. It explores the fundamentals of Islam and traditional sharia laws. In addition, the sharia is discussed with respect to Ottoman law, puritanism and jihad. The sharia’s relevance to today’s world events is also explored. Among items provided in appendices are a commentary on a Western translation of the concept of jihad and an analysis of the sharia in 29 selected countries.
Category: Religion

Law And Islam In The Middle East

Author : Daisy Hilse Dwyer
ISBN : 0897891511
Genre : Law
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"Islamic law is the epitome of Islamic thought, the most typical manifestation of the Islamic way of life, the core and kernel of Islam itself," asserts renowned Islamic law scholar Joseph Schacht. At a time when Islamic fundamentalism is flourishing, the relation of religion to law-related behavior needs to be scrutinized. This volume considers Middle Eastern law as practiced by Muslims in a diversity of Middle East nations. Eight chapters, contributed by experts in the field, and a cogent introduction by Dwyer deal with the practical intricacies of personal status law and assess law in the public domain.
Category: Law

The Objectives Of Islamic Law

Author : Idris Nassery
ISBN : 9781498549943
Genre : Religion
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Scholars, thinkers, and activists around the world are paying increasing attention to a legal reform method that promises to revolutionize the way people think about Islamic law. Known as “The Objectives of the Sharī‘a” (maqāṣid al-sharī‘a), the theory offers a way to derive and apply new Islamic laws using an ancient methodology. The theory identifies core objectives that underlie Islamic law, and then looks at inherited Islamic laws to see whether they meet those objectives. According to the maqāṣid theory, historical Islamic laws that meet their objectives should be retained, and those that do not—no matter how entrenched in practice or embedded in texts—should be discarded or reformed. Recently, several scholars have questioned the maqāṣid theory, arguing that it is designed not to reform laws, but to support existing power structures. They warn that adopting the maqāṣid wholesale would set the reform project back, ensuring that inherited Islamic laws are never fully reformed to agree with contemporary values like gender-egalitarianism and universal human rights. The Objectives of Islamic Law: The Promises and Challenges of the Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a captures the ongoing debate between proponents and skeptics of the maqāṣid theory. It raises some of the most important issues in Islamic legal debates today, and lays out visions for the future of Islamic law.
Category: Religion

Voices Of Modern Islam

Author : Declan Henry
ISBN : 9781784507633
Genre : Religion
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Raising awareness of what Islam is, as well as deepening understanding about the lived realities of Muslim people, this book explores the contemporary Muslim experience through first-hand interviews with over a hundred Muslims. Exploring key issues such as women and Islam, extremism and radicalisation, Sharia Law, homosexuality and Islamophobia, the book looks deep into what it means to be Muslim today. The 'voices' of Muslims are showcased throughout the book to highlight the diversity and evolution of Islam, and to show its inherent complexities and contradictions. This is an easy and accessible introduction to Islam combined with discussion surrounding several contentious issues associated with the religion.
Category: Religion

Shar A In Africa Today

Author : John A. Chesworth
ISBN : 9789004262126
Genre : Social Science
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Sharīʿa in Africa Today. Reactions and Responses explores how Islamic law has influenced relations between Muslims and Christians, through a series of case studies by young African scholars working in Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania
Category: Social Science

Islamic Law In Action

Author : Kristen Stilt
ISBN : 9780191629822
Genre : Law
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A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public spaces generally. They traversed their jurisdictions carrying out the duty to command right and forbid wrong, and were as much a part of the legal landscape as the better-known figures of judge and mufti. Taking directions from the rulers, the sultan foremost among them, they were also guided by legal doctrine as formulated by the jurists, combining these two sources of law in one face of authority. The daily workings of the law are illuminated by the reports of the muhtasib in the vivid Mamluk-era chronicles, which often also captured the responses of the individuals who encountered the official. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the specific markets for essential bread; currency and taxes; and public order. The case studies presented show that while legal doctrine was clearly relevant to the muhtasib's actions, the policy demands of the sultan were also quite significant, and rules from both sources of authority intersected with social, political, economic, and personal factors to create full and vibrant scenarios that reveal the practice of Islamic law.
Category: Law