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Heaven on earth : a journey through shariʻa law

Author: Sadakat Kadri
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
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Almost 1400 years after the Prophet Muhammad first articulated God's law - the sharia - its earthly interpreters are still arguing over what it means. Hardliners reduce it to amputations, veiling, holy war and stonings. Others say that it is humanity's only guarantee of a just society.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sadakat Kadri
ISBN: 1847920160 9781847920164
OCLC Number: 670282592
Description: xx, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Laying down the law --
From revelations to revolution --
The formation of the law schools --
Commanding the faithful --
The Sunni challenge and the Shiʻa response --
The caliphate destroyed: a shadowless God --
The reinvention of tradition: salafism --
Jihad: a law-torn world --
Innovation and its discontents: Islamic law and the challenge of change --
Punishment and pity: the modern revival of Islamic criminal law --
"No compulsion in religion'? Apostasy, blasphemy and tolerance --
Heaven on earth.
Other Titles: A journey through shariʻa law
Responsibility: Sadakat Kadri.

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Almost 1400 years after the Prophet Muhammad first articulated God's law - the sharia - its earthly interpreters are still arguing over what it means. Hardliners reduce it to amputations, veiling,  Read more...

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"You will come across...a fresh eye, and a clear perspective... Learned, level-headed, engaging, Kadri's "journey through Shari'a law" deserves praise on every front" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent Read more...

 
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