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In recent years, Islamic law, or Shari'a, has been appropriated as a tool of modernity in the Muslim world and in the West and has become highly politicised in consequence. Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a sets the record straight by examining the doctrines and practices of Islamic law within the context of its history, and by showing how it functioned within pre-modern Islamic societies as a moral imperative. In so doing, Hallaq takes the reader on an epic journey tracing the history of Islamic law from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia, through its development and transformation under the Ottomans, and across lands as diverse as India, Africa and South-East Asia, to the present. In a remarkably fluent narrative, the author unravels the complexities of his subject to reveal a love and deep knowledge of the law which will inform, engage and challenge the reader.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521861472
Author:
Hallaq, Wael B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Islamic law
Subject:
Islam - Law
Subject:
Islamic law -- History.
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
Islamic law -- Philosophy.
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
614
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.30 in. 2.40 lbs.

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