Since 9/11 the increased global attention on Islam has also triggered an increased interest in Islamic law, and academic journals far and wide reflect the prolific nature of scholarly debate in this field. This series of three volumes brings together the best and most influential contributions from this debate and in so doing provides students and researchers with a ’one-stop’ resource to help them navigate their way through the widely dispersed and varied literature on this subject. The selected articles address different aspects of Islamic law and uniquely blend academic perspectives on the theoretical, substantive and practical elements of Islamic law in a coherent manner for a holistic understanding of the Islamic legal system in theory and practice. Each of the three volumes in the series also features an introductory overview and a comprehensive bibliographical list as an additional resource for further research on the different aspects of Islamic law. This series represents an indispensable resource for libraries, students and researchers interested in a better understanding of Islamic law.
Mashood A. Baderin is Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, UK.