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An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq

Label
An introduction to Islamic law
Title
An introduction to Islamic law
Statement of responsibility
Wael B. Hallaq
Title variation
Islamic law
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history
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Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
340.59
Index
index present
LC call number
KBP144
LC item number
.H356 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A selected abridgement of [the author's] longer work Shari'a : theory, practice, transformations, recently published by Cambridge University Press"--Page 3
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tradition and conrtinuity: Who's who in the Shari'a ; The law : how is it found? ; The legal schools ; Jurists, legal education and politics ; Shari's society ; Pre-modern governance : the circle of justice -- Modernity and ruptures: Colonizing the Muslim world and its Shari'a ; The law in the age of nation-states ; State, ulama and Islamists ; Shari'a then and now : concluding notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521678735
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009499218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn914884966
Label
An introduction to Islamic law, Wael B. Hallaq
Publication
Note
"A selected abridgement of [the author's] longer work Shari'a : theory, practice, transformations, recently published by Cambridge University Press"--Page 3
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tradition and conrtinuity: Who's who in the Shari'a ; The law : how is it found? ; The legal schools ; Jurists, legal education and politics ; Shari's society ; Pre-modern governance : the circle of justice -- Modernity and ruptures: Colonizing the Muslim world and its Shari'a ; The law in the age of nation-states ; State, ulama and Islamists ; Shari'a then and now : concluding notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780521678735
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009499218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn914884966

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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