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An introduction to Islamic law

Author: Wael B Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wael B Hallaq
ISBN: 9780521861465 0521861462 9780521678735 0521678730
OCLC Number: 317918774
Notes: "A selected abridgement of [the author's] longer work Shari'a : theory, practice, transformations, recently published by Cambridge University Press"--Page 3.
Description: vii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Tradition and conrtinuity: Who's who in the Shari'a ; The law : how is it found? ; The legal schools ; Jurists, legal education and politics ; Shari's society ; Pre-modern governance : the circle of justice --
Modernity and ruptures: Colonizing the Muslim world and its Shari'a ; The law in the age of nation-states ; State, ulama and Islamists ; Shari'a then and now : concluding notes.
Other Titles: Islamic law
Responsibility: Wael B. Hallaq.

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This book is an introduction to the fundamentals of Islamic law and its history.  Read more...

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'This path-breaking new history of Islamic law will become a standard introduction to the subject. Professor Hallaq has provided a magnificent overview of the topic, drawing on his wide reading in Read more...

 
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