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Shariah : What Everyone Needs to Know®.

Author: John L Esposito; Natana J DeLong-Bas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this bold addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know® series, John L. Esposito and Natana DeLong-Bas offer a guide to the often-discussed but seldom-understood concept of Sharia, responding to misunderstandings and distortions, as well as providing answers to questions about the origin, nature, and content of Sharia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Esposito, John L.
Shariah : What Everyone Needs to Know®
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito; Natana J DeLong-Bas
ISBN: 9780199325078 0199325073
OCLC Number: 1028228051
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
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Description: 1 online resource (353 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Shariah; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Shariah and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities; Where Does Fear of Shariah Come from?; Why Does Shariah Carry Deep Spiritual and Social Meaning for Muslims around the World?; Is There a Need to Protect American Law from the Infiltration of Shariah?; How Does Islamic Law Differ from Jewish Law or Christian (Roman Catholic) Canon Law in the United States?; Why Do Majorities in Muslim Countries Want Shariah?; What Are Muslims Asking for When They Call for Shariah? How Does Shariah Play a Role in Muslim-Majority Countries Today?Is More than One Interpretation of Shariah Possible?; How Do Muslims Whose Countries Do Not Follow Shariah Feel about It?; How Do Muslims in the West Feel about Shariah?; Can Muslims in the West Be Loyal Citizens?; 2 Shariah: The Big Picture; What Are the Origins and Meanings of Shariah?; Are Shariah and Islamic Law the Same Thing?; What Are the Sources Used to Develop Islamic Law?; Do Sunnis and Shia Share the Same Shariah?; How Did Scholars and Jurists Create Islamic Law from Shariah Principles? Do Shariah Principles Allow Social Renewal and Reform?Why Do We Have Different Schools of Islamic Law?; What Are the Major Schools of Islamic Law and Where Are They Located?; Are Jurists Required to Abide by the Rulings of Their Law School Alone?; Are Muslims Required to Abide by the Rulings of Only One Law School?; 3 Shariah Courts; How Does Islamic Law Cover Public and Personal Areas of Life?; What Five Categories Describe a Range of Human Behavior in Islamic Law?; Who Is Considered an Expert in Islamic Law?; What Is a Shariah Court and How Does It Work? What Kinds of Cases Are Governed by Shariah Courts?What Is the Difference between a Qadi and a Mufti?; What Is a Fatwa and How Does It Differ from a Court Sentence?; What Are the Rules for Evidence and Testimony in a Shariah Court?; Does Islamic Law Permit Muslims to Lie or Conceal the Truth (Taqiyya)?; Can the Decision of a Shariah Court Be Appealed?; How Is Shariah Different from Other Legal Systems?; How Do Shariah Courts Compare to Secular Courts?; What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Shariah Courts?; How Have Shariah Courts Changed over Time? 4 The Five Pillars of Islam and Community LifeHow Does a Person Become a Muslim in the Eyes of Islamic Law?; How and When Do Muslims Pray?; Is Charity Required by Islamic Law?; When and Why Does Islamic Law Oblige Muslims to Fast?; What Is the Hajj?; 5 Women, Gender, and the Family; What Does Islamic Law Say about Marriage?; Does Islamic Law Enable a Man to Have Multiple Wives?; Does Islamic Law Allow Muslims to Marry Non-â#x80;#x8B;Muslims?; Does Islamic Law Require or Encourage Arranged Marriages?; Is Child Marriage Sanctioned by Islamic Law?
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.

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In this bold addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know® series, John L. Esposito and Natana DeLong-Bas offer a guide to the often-discussed but seldom-understood concept of Sharia, responding to misunderstandings and distortions, as well as providing answers to questions about the origin, nature, and content of Sharia.

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