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Islamic natural law theories

Author: Anver M Emon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"Islamic Natural Law Theories offers the first sustained jurisprudential inquiry into Islamic natural law theory. It introduces readers to the central figures in the Islamic natural law tradition and their canonical works, analyzes the historical development of Islamic jurisprudence and explains the major contrasts with Western traditions of natural law. In popular debates about Islamic law, modern Muslims  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anver M Emon
ISBN: 9780199579006 0199579008
OCLC Number: 502875465
Description: xiv, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Hard natural law --The voluntarist Critique of hard natural law --
Soft naturalist law --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Anver M. Emon.

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