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Understanding sharia

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I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Sharia has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqh, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs.
In addition to tracing the history of sharia, the book offers a critique concerning its status today. Sharia is examined with regard to particular issues that are of paramount importance in the contemporary world, such as human rights; criminal penalties, including those dealing with apostasy, blasphemy and adultery, commercial transactions, and bio-medical ethics, amongst other subjects. The authors show that sharia is a legal system underpinned by ethical principles that are open to change in different circumstances and contexts, notwithstanding the claims for 'transcendental permanence' made by Islamists. This book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the modern world.

Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World by Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee. Published by I. B. Tauris 2018. 321pp. Hardback with dust jacket. Dust jacket condition: Very good - minor creasing to bottom of front cover. Book condition: Very Good - clean boards, tightly bound, clean throughout.

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Author(s):
Raficq S Abdulla, Mohamed M Keshavjee
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
216x138x39
EAN-13:
9781788313193
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781788313193
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

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I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies

Sharia has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqh, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs.
In addition to tracing the history of sharia, the book offers a critique concerning its status today. Sharia is examined with regard to particular issues that are of paramount importance in the contemporary world, such as human rights; criminal penalties, including those dealing with apostasy, blasphemy and adultery, commercial transactions, and bio-medical ethics, amongst other subjects. The authors show that sharia is a legal system underpinned by ethical principles that are open to change in different circumstances and contexts, notwithstanding the claims for 'transcendental permanence' made by Islamists. This book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the modern world.

Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World by Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee. Published by I. B. Tauris 2018. 321pp. Hardback with dust jacket. Dust jacket condition: Very good - minor creasing to bottom of front cover. Book condition: Very Good - clean boards, tightly bound, clean throughout.

Author(s):
Raficq S Abdulla, Mohamed M Keshavjee
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
216x138x39
EAN-13:
9781788313193
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781788313193
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)

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