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Islam : its law and society

Author: Jamila Hussain
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides an introduction to Islamic law for western readers. It explains the origin and development of the Shariah (Islamic law). It contains updated chapters on the Islamic laws of War and Peace, including juristic opinions on the legality of suicide bombing and the use of modern weapons of mass destruction. It explains the commonalities and the differences in family laws, and the differences in Muslim  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jamila Hussain
ISBN: 9781862878198 1862878196
OCLC Number: 742018517
Notes: Previous edition: 2004 [i.e. 2003].
Description: 295 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Perceptions of Islam and its law --
A brief survey of Islamic history --
Islamic jurisprudence --
Islamic laws on war and peace --
Women in Islamic law --
Marriage in Islamic law --
Islamic family life --
Divorce according to Islamic law --
Inheritance, wills and waqf --
Islamic law and modern medical practices --
Islamic criminal law --
Evidence in Islamic law --
Islamic commercial law --
Islamic banking and insurance --
Islam and Muslims in Australia.
Responsibility: Jamila Hussain.
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Provides an introduction to Islamic law for western readers. This title explains the origin and development of the Shariah (Islamic law). It contains chapters on the Islamic laws of War and Peace,  Read more...

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Reviews of previous editions: 'The book covers a broad swathe of the legal rules and traditions which affect the Muslim community. The first three chapters, covering an introduction to Islamic law, Read more...

 
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