Shar'ia: Theory, Practice, Transformation

By: Wael B. Hallaq

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In recent years, Islamic law, or Shari’a, has been appropriated as a tool of modernity in the Muslim world and in the West and has become highly politicised in consequence. Wael Hallaq’s magisterial overview of Shari’a sets the record straight by examining the doctrines and practices of Islamic law within the context of its history, and by showing how it functioned within pre-modern Islamic societies as a moral imperative. In so doing, Hallaq takes the reader on an epic journey tracing the history of Islamic law from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia, through its development and transformation under the Ottomans, and across lands as diverse as India, Africa and South-East Asia, to the present. In a remarkably fluent narrative, the author unravels the complexities of his subject to reveal a love and deep knowledge of the law which will inform, engage and challenge the reader. Contents "Part I. The Pre-Modern Tradition: 1. The formative period 2. Legal theory: epistemology, language, and legal reasoning 3. Legal education and the politics of law 4. Law and society 5. The circle of justice and later dynasties Part II. The Law: An Outline: 6. Legal pillars of religion 7. Contracts and other obligations 8. Family law and succession 9. Property and ownership 10. Offenses 11. Jihad 12. Courts of justice, suits and evidence Part III. The Sweep of Modernity: 13. The conceptual framework: an introduction 14. The jural colonization of India and South-East Asia 15. Hegemonic modernity: the Middle East and North Africa during the nineteenth and early twentieth century 16. Modernizing the law in the age of nation-states 17. In search of a legal methodology 18. Repercussions: concluding notes." Printed Pages: 624.

Title: Shar'ia: Theory, Practice, Transformation

Author Name: Wael B. Hallaq

Categories: Islam,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press:

ISBN: 0521180333

ISBN 13: 9780521180337

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 034009

Keywords: Sharia India Muslims Islam