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Sharīʻa : theory, practice, transformations

Author: Wael B Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"In recent years, Islamic law, or Sharīʻa, has increasingly occupied center stage in the languages and practices of politics in the Muslim world as well as in the West. Popular narratives and quasi-scholarly accounts have distorted Sharīʻa's principles and practices of the past, conflating them with distinctly modern, negative and highly politicized reincarnations. Wael B. Hallaq's magisterial overview sets the  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: 9780521861472 0521861470 9780521678742 0521678749
OCLC Number: 268793346
Description: ix, 614 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The formative period --
Legal theory : epistemology, language and legal reasoning --
Legal education and the politics of law --
Law and society --
The circle of justice and later dynasties --
The legal pillars of religion --
Contracts and othe obligations --
Family law and succession --
Property and ownership --
Offenses --
Jihād --
Courts of justice, suits and evidence --
The conceptual framework : an introduction --
The jural colonization of India and South-East-Asia --
Hegemonic modernity : the Middle East and North Africa during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
Modernizing the law in the age of nation-states --
In search of a legal methodology --
Repercussions: concluding notes.
Responsibility: Wael B. Hallaq.
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Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a examines the doctrines and practices of Islamic law from the seventh century to the present.  Read more...

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