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Shari'a : Islamic law in the contemporary context

Author: Abbas Amanat; Frank Griffel
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
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This volume presents ten leading scholars' writings on contemporary Islamic law and Muslim thought. The essays examine a range of issues, from modern Muslim discourses on justice, natural law, and the common good, to democracy, the social contract, and "the authority of the preeminent jurist." Changes in how Shari'a has been understood over the centuries are explored, as well as how it has been applied in both Sunni  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abbas Amanat; Frank Griffel
ISBN: 9780804756396 0804756392 9780804769303 0804769303
OCLC Number: 122425198
Description: viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Justice in modern Islamic thought / Gudrun Krämer --
The harmony of natural law and Shari'a in Islamist theology / Frank Griffel --
Islamic law and legal change : the concept of maṣlaḥa in classical and contemporary Islamic legal theory / Felicitas Opwis --
ʻAllāl al-Fāsī : Shari'a as blueprint for righteous global citizenship? / David L. Johnston --
Shari'a and Islamic democracy in the age of al-Jazeera / Noah Feldman --
From ijtihād to wilāyat-i faqīh : the evolution of the Shiite legal authority to political power / Abbas Amanat --
Shiite theories of social contract / Shahrough Akhavi --
Shari'a and constitution in Iran : a historical perspective / Saïd Amir Arjomand --
The normativity of the factual : on the everyday construction of Shari'a in a Yemeni family court / Anna Würth.
Responsibility: edited by Abbas Amanat and Frank Griffel.
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A survey and analysis of what Shari'a, or Islamic law, means for Muslims today.  Read more...


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"The contributors to this volume present an important antidote, with in-depth analyses of some of the most important trends in legal thought in today's Muslim world." -- John O. Voll * Read more...

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