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: 30/01/2008
- Category: Islamic law
- ISBN: 9781845117368