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Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction

Mashood A. Baderin

February 2021

ISBN: 9780199665594

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Islamic law is one of the major legal systems in the world today, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly in the West. This book provides a critical overview of the theory, scope, and practice of Islamic law, taking into account both classical and modern scholarly perspectives in examining the various facets of this key legal system.

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Islamic law is one of the major legal systems in the world today, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly in the West. This book provides a critical overview of the theory, scope, and practice of Islamic law, taking into account both classical and modern scholarly perspectives in examining the various facets of this key legal system.

  • Covers all the three aspects of Islamic law, namely, Islamic legal theory, Islamic substantive Law, and Islamic procedural law
  • Offers both a historical and evolutional perspective of Islamic law
  • Covers both classical jurisprudence and modern legislation from different jurisdictions on many of the issues covered
  • Written in very clear language with all technical terminology clearly explained
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Mashood A. Baderin, Professor of Law, School of Law, SOAS, University of London

Professor Mashood A. Baderin is Professor of Laws at SOAS, University of London. He specialises in Islamic Law, Human Rights, International Law, and Law and Development in Africa. His books include Islamic Legal Theory, Vol. 1, Ashgate Islamic Law Series, (2014); Issues in Islamic Law, Vol. 2, Ashgate Islamic Law Series, (2014); Islamic Law in Practice, Vol. 3, Ashgate Islamic Law Series, (2014); Islam and Human Rights: Selected Essays of Abdullahi An-Na'im, (2010); and Human Rights and Islamic Law (2003).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Historical Development
    2. The Nature of Islamic Law
    3. Theory, Scope and Practice
    4. Family Law
    5. Law of Inheritance
    6. Law of Financial Transactions
    7. Penal Law
    8. International Law
    9. Administration of Justice
    10. The Future of Islamic Law
    Further reading
    Index