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Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law

Edited by: Khaled Abou El Fadl , Ahmad Atif Ahmad , Said Fares Hassan

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138803176
eBook ISBN: 9781315753881
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315753881
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Book description

This handbook is a detailed reference source comprising original articles covering the origins, history, theory and practice of Islamic law. The handbook starts out by dealing with the question of what type of law is Islamic law and includes a critical analysis of the pedagogical approaches to studying and analysing Islamic law as a discipline. The handbook covers a broad range of issues, including the role of ethics in Islamic jurisprudence, the mechanics and processes of interpretation, the purposes and objectives of Islamic law, constitutional law and secularism, gender, bioethics, Muslim minorities in the West, jihad and terrorism.

Previous publications on this topic have approached Islamic law from a variety of disciplinary and pedagogical perspectives. One of the original features of this handbook is that it treats Islamic law as a legal discipline by taking into account the historical functions and processes of legal cultures and the patterns of legal thought.

With contributions from a selection of highly regarded and leading scholars in this field, the Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law is an essential resource for students and scholars who are interested in the field of Islamic Law.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Approaches and the state of the field Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What type of law is Islamic law? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Shariʿah, natural law and the original state Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘God cannot be harmed’ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Balancing this world and the next Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Divine command ethics in the Islamic legal tradition Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Islamic law and bioethics  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Qurʾan and the Hadith as sources of Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The emergence of the major schools of Islamic law/madhhabs  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Qadis and muftis Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ijmāʿ, consensus Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Superior argument Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Maqa‐ṣid al-Shariʿah Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Legal pluralism in Sunni Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Interpreting Islamic law through legal canons Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ijtihād and taqlīd  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Legal traditions of the ‘Near East’ Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The place of custom in Islamic law Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Jihad, sovereignty and jurisdiction Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Fiqh al-aqalliyyāt and Muslim minorities in the West Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Family law and succession Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Islamic law and the question of gender equality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Islamic law and the state in pre-modern Sunni thought Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Concept of state in Shiʿi jurisprudence Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Codification, legal borrowing and the localization of ‘Islamic law’ Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Modern Islamic constitutional theory Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Islam, constitutionalism and democratic self-government Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Terrorism, religious violence and the Shariʿah  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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