A History of Islamic Law (The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys v. 2)
By: Noel J. Coulson (author)Paperback
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The classic introduction to Islamic law, tracing its development from its origins,through the medieval period, to its place in modern Islam.
Introduction: the role of legal history in Muslim jurisprudence. Part 1 The genesis of Shari'a law: Qu'ranic legislation; legal practice in the 1st century of Islam; the early schools of law; Muhammed Ibn-Idris ash Shafi; concluding stages of growth. Part 2 Legal doctrine and practice in medieval Islam: the practical theory of law; unity and diversity of Shari'a law; sectarian legal systems in Islam; Islamic government and Shari'a law; Islamic society and Shari'a law. Part 3 Islamic law in modern times: foreign influences - the reception of European laws; administration of Shari'a law in contemporary Islam; Taqlid and legal reform; neo-Ijtihad. Conclusion: religious law and social progress in contemporary Islam.
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