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The Law Applied : Contextualizing the Islamic Shari'a, Hardback Book

The Law Applied : Contextualizing the Islamic Shari'a Hardback


A sea change has taken place in Islamic legal studies.

This book both reflects and contributes to that change.

Traditionally, scholars in this field have tended to focus on law as a body of rules and doctrines, as 'fiqh'.

This volume is more interested in how the law has been applied to concrete situations.

It looks at judicial decision-making, legal responses (fatwas), customary practices, the actions of public inspectors, cultural contexts, and theological discourses as well as modern legal reform and constitutional development.

Reflecting the interests of a new academic generation, "The Law Applied" offers an ambitious and textured account of how Islamic law works in practice in the social life of the contemporary world.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Islamic law
  • ISBN: 9781845117368



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