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Islamic Law in Context: Islamic Law in Context


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The Islamic Law in Context series addresses key contemporary issues and theoretical debates related to the Sharia and Islamic law. The series focuses on research in to the theory and practice of the law, and draws attention to the ways in which the law is operational within modern State practices. The volumes in this series are written for an international academic audience and are sensitive to the diversity of contexts in which Islamic law is taught and researched across various jurisdictions as well as to the ways it is perceived and applied within general international law.

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Islamic Law and Society The Practice Of Iftā’ And Religious Institutions

Islamic Law and Society: The Practice Of Iftā’ And Religious Institutions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Emine Enise Yakar
September 30, 2021

This book places context at the core of the Islamic mechanism of ifta’ to better understand the process of issuing fatwas in Muslim countries thus highlighting the gap between context and contemporaneity, on one hand, and the common perception of Islamic Law as frozen in time. The practice of iftā’...

International Law and Muslim States Saudi Arabia in Context

International Law and Muslim States: Saudi Arabia in Context

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dawood Adesola Hamzah
August 13, 2021

This book analyses the general interaction between international law and Islamic law in the Muslim world today. It interrogates factors that often form the root of the tension between the two legal regimes. Literalist interpretations of Islamic law and the modern international law's disposition ...

Islamic Law and International Commercial Arbitration

Islamic Law and International Commercial Arbitration

1st Edition

By Maria Bhatti
February 25, 2020

This book examines the intersection between contemporary International Commercial Arbitration and Shariʿa law in order to determine possible tensions that may arise between the two systems. It develops evidentiary and procedural rules under Shariʿa, as well as examining the consequences of ...

Changing God’s Law The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law

Changing God’s Law: The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law

1st Edition

Edited By Nadjma Yassari
May 11, 2018

This volume identifies and elaborates on the significance and functions of the various actors involved in the development of family law in the Middle East. Besides the importance of family law regulations for each individual, family law has become the battleground of political and social ...

Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts Shari’a Courts in Gaza

Applied Family Law in Islamic Courts: Shari’a Courts in Gaza

1st Edition

By Nahda Shehada
March 29, 2018

Written from an ethnographic perspective, this book investigates the socio-legal aspects of Islamic jurisprudence in Gaza-Palestine. It examines the way judges, lawyers and litigants operate with respect to the law and with each other, particularly given their different positions in the power ...

Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith

Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith

1st Edition

By Nimat Hafez Barazangi
June 16, 2017

The Prophet Muhammad’s reported traditions have evolved significantly to affect the social, cultural, and political lives of all Muslims. Though centuries of scholarship were spent on the authentication and trustworthiness of the narrators, there has been less study focused on the contents of these...

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