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An Introduction to Islamic Law

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  • Date Published: August 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521678735

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  • The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history.

    • A concise, erudite introduction to the history, practice and contentions of Islamic law
    • Clearly composed and structured for an undergraduate market
    • Hallaq is the master of his field, a leading scholar of Islamic law and its interpretation
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    • Date Published: August 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521678735
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Tradition and Continuity:
    1. Who's who in the Shari'a
    2. The law: how is it found?
    3. The legal schools
    4. Jurists, legal education and politics
    5. Shari'a's society
    6. Pre-modern governance: the circle of justice
    Part II. Modernity and Ruptures:
    7. Colonizing the Muslim world and its Shari'a
    8. Modernizing the law in the age of nation states
    9. State, ulama and Islamists
    10. Shari'a then and now: concluding notes.

  • Author

    Wael B. Hallaq, McGill University, Montréal
    Wael B. Hallaq is James McGill Professor of Islamic Law in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. He is a world-renowned scholar whose publications include The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Authority, Continuity and Change in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and A History of Islamic Legal Theories (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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