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Shariah Law: Questions and Answers

Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Format
Book
Published
London, England : Oneworld, 2017.
Language
Text in English with some Arabic
ISBN
9781786071507, 1786071509
Summary
"Shariah law is a subject that is misunderstood and misrepresented by many in the West. More than simply a system of law, it is concerned with a set of values and rules that are essential to the understanding and practice of Islam. In this volume, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, a world-renowned expert on Shariah, adopts a question-and-answer format to provide a clear introduction to its most salient aspects. Extending from the sources of Shariah in the Qur'an, hadith and the legal maxims of Islamic law to the discussion of issues such as freedom of religion, gender equality and human rights, Shariah Law: Questions and Answers connects the theoretical aspects of the law with how it is applied in the world today. At once scholarly and accessible, it is sure to be a vital resource for students, teachers and general readers, addressing as it does a range of contemporary concerns, including jihad, democracy, the environment, genetic engineering, human cloning, euthanasia and abortion."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents
  • Shariah and Fiqh : meaning, definition, sources, salient features and comparisons with other legal systems
  • Legal opinion (fatwa) and independent reasoning (Ijtihad)
  • Shariah and acts of worship ('Ibadat)
  • Schools of Islamic law, the Madhhabs
  • The scale of five values (al-Ahkam al-Khamsah)
  • Shariah court proceedings, evidence and proof
  • Shariah, criminal law and the prescribed Hudud punishments
  • Hudud in the present-day Muslim countries
  • Shariah, constitutional law and civil liberties
  • Jihad, violence and war
  • Shariah, gender and family
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Shariah and private property
  • Modern bioethical and environmental questions
  • Freedom of religion and the rights of minorities
  • Goals and purposes (Maqasid) of Shariah
  • Legal maxims of Fiqh (Qawa'id kulliyyah fiqhiyyah).
Description
viii, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index.
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