Sharia: Theory, Practice, Transformations


On Sale Now! Free Shipping Included! Save 5% on the Sharia: Theory, Practice, Transformations by Cambridge University Press at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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 histo


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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.

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Manufacturer:
Cambridge University Press
Category:
Islam
Release Date:
2009-04-27
EAN:
9780521678742
ISBN:
0521678749
Edition:
1
Author:
Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date:
2009-04-27
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
2.14 pounds
Item Size:
1.14 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches
Package Weight:
2.2 pounds
Package Size:
5.91 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches

 


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