An array of judicial talent considers all aspects of Islamic criminal procedure with the firm emphasis on its practical application today in modern states. Where do Islamic courts operate in the modern world? What training does an Islamic judge receive? How does an Islamic court deal with a criminal case? What proof and evidence does it accept? What law and practice do the Islamic judges apply to transgressions by Westerners in Saudi Arabia, whether they be accused of murder, adultery or drinking alcohol? This text attempts to answer these and many more crucial questions of Islamic law as they affect the different nations of the Islamic world.
M. Abdel Haleem is Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Adel Omar Sharif is Counsellor at the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court. Ian Edge is Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.