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The Arkan - Revival of the Study of Qur'an (Paperback): Raheem Cameron The Arkan - Revival of the Study of Qur'an (Paperback)
Raheem Cameron
R193 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R32 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Islamic Law - From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice (Paperback): Mawil Izzi Dien Islamic Law - From Historical Foundations to Contemporary Practice (Paperback)
Mawil Izzi Dien
R675 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R74 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This survey of Islamic Law combines Western and Islamic views and describes the relationship between the original theories of Islamic law and the views of contemporary Islamic writers. Covering the key topics in the area -- including the history, sources and formation of Islamic Law, the legal mechanisms, and the contemporary context -- it is strong in its coverage of the modern perspective, which particularly marks this book out from other texts in this field. The aim is to provide the student with a background understanding of Islamic Law and access to the complexity of the Islamic legal system. The language used is non-technical and understanding is aided with a supplementary detailed glossary and analytical indices. Selling Points *Author is a well-known scholar who is a lawyer by original profession and who has taught Islamic Law for 22 years: ideally placed to write an introductory survey of the field. *No prior knowledge assumed *Uses non-technical language *Includes a glossary of key terms

The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti - Authority and Legacy (Hardcover): Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti - Authority and Legacy (Hardcover)
Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez
R1,794 Discovery Miles 17 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers a new theoretical perspective on the thought of the great fifteenth-century Egyptian polymath, Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 1505). In spite of the enormous popularity that al-Suyuti's works continue to enjoy amongst scholars and students in the Muslim world, he remains underappreciated by western academia. This project contributes to the fields of Mamluk Studies, Islamic Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies not only an interdisciplinary analysis of al-Suyuti's legal writing within its historical context, but also a reflection on the legacy of the medieval jurist to modern debates. The study highlights the discursive strategies that the jurist uses to construct his own authority and frame his identity as a superior legal scholar during a key transitional moment in Islamic history. The approach aims for a balance between detailed textual analysis and 'big picture' questions of how legal identity and religious authority are constructed, negotiated and maintained. Al-Suyuti's struggle for authority as one of a select group of trained experts vested with the moral responsibility of interpreting God's law in society finds echoes in contemporary debates, particularly in his native land of Egypt. At a time when increasing numbers of people in the Arab world have raised their voices to demand democratic forms of government that nevertheless stay true to the principles of Shari'a, the issue of who has the ultimate authority to interpret the sources of law, to set legal norms, and to represent the 'voice' of Shari'a principles in society is still in dispute.

The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Mohammad Hashim Kamali The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
R353 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam. M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author examines the measures that the "Shariah" has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in the light of the debate on the universality of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book goes a long way towards exploring an alternative to Western concepts of human rights. "The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" is part of a series of studies on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read with its companion volumes of "Freedom,"" Equality and Justice in Islam," and "Freedom of Expression in Islam,"

The Shari'ah Laws Regarding Halaal Foods Other Than Meat (Paperback): Shoaib Alam The Shari'ah Laws Regarding Halaal Foods Other Than Meat (Paperback)
Shoaib Alam
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 8 (2001-2002) (Hardcover): Eugene Cotran, Martin Lau Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 8 (2001-2002) (Hardcover)
Eugene Cotran, Martin Lau
R7,961 Discovery Miles 79 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law is the flagship publication of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) of the school of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. It is increasingly regarded as the leading international forum for commentary on, and analysis of, emerging issues in a field of study of everincreasing global significance. There is no more useful and thorough precis of what has happened in Islamic and Middle Eastern law over the last year. With Volume 8 -and the advent of Martin Lau as co-editor with Eugene Cotran- the Yearbook begins an expansion of its purview into non-Arab Islamic countries, beginning in this volume with essays covering issues in Afghanistan and Kenya. The Yearbook will continue to be an authorative source of insightful commentary and scholarship on relevant developments wherever the influence of Islamic law is felt.

Sharia and Justice - An Ethical, Legal, Political, and Cross-cultural Approach (Hardcover): Abbas Poya Sharia and Justice - An Ethical, Legal, Political, and Cross-cultural Approach (Hardcover)
Abbas Poya
R1,199 R1,028 Discovery Miles 10 280 Save R171 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Justice is considered the basic norm of human coexistence. Every legal order refers to the concept of justice, and Muslims also regard their religious norms (the Sharia) as offering just solutions to legal questions. But is the assumption that the Sharia is just merely an acceptance of a status quo correct? And is justice the necessary aim of the Sharia? In this volume, renowned scholars discuss these questions from different perspectives. In principle, the first normative source of Islam, the Qur'an, orders justice and fair conduct (Rohe). At the same time, an analysis of the concept of justice in the classical age of Islam (Ahmed and Poya) also shows that there existed ambivalent understandings of this concept. The relationship of the idea of justice in Islam to political questions (Ende), to war (Poya), and to modern reform (Mir-Hosseini) again confirms the importance of the concept for a critical reflection on traditional assumptions and existing circumstances. The discussion on the hijab in Western countries (Ladwig) shows paradigmatically how justice can regulate the relationship between the secular state and the Sharia. The essays in this volume endeavor to show that debates about justice, in Islam as well, express an underlying tension between the perception of an order as just on the one hand, and the feeling of injustice under the same order on the other. This discussion validates the idea that justice should be understood as a concept subject to a perpetual reexamination according to changing times and circumstances.

The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Mohammad Hashim Kamali The Dignity of Man - An Islamic Perspective (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" provides the most detailed study to date on the subject of the dignity of man from the perspective of Islam. M H Kamali sets out the proclamations on human dignity found in the Qur'an and then discusses topics pertaining to or resulting from human dignity: the physical and spiritual nobility of man; God's love for humanity; the sanctity of life; and the necessity for freedom, equality and accountability. Finally, the author examines the measures that the "Shariah" has taken to protect human dignity and to promote it in social interaction. The discussion is here presented in the light of the debate on the universality of human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book goes a long way towards exploring an alternative to Western concepts of human rights. "The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" is part of a series of studies on fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read with its companion volumes of "Freedom,"" Equality and Justice in Islam," and "Freedom of Expression in Islam,"

Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Mohammad Hashim Kamali Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In "Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam," M H Kamali presents the reader with an analysis of the three concepts of freedom, equality and justice from an Islamic point of view and their manifestations in the religious, social, legal and political fields. The author discusses the evidence to be found for these concepts in the Qur'an and Sunna, and reviews the interpretations of the earlier schools of law. The work also looks at more recent contributions by Muslim jurists who have advanced fresh interpretations of freedom, equality and justice in the light of the changing realities of contemporary Muslim societies. "Freedom, Equality and Justice in Islam" is part of a series dedicated to the fundamental rights and liberties in Islam and should be read in conjunction with "The Dignity of Man: An Islamic Perspective" and "Freedom of Expression in Islam."

Al Mustasfa min ilm Al Usul - On Legal theory of Muslim Jurispudence (Paperback): Ahmad Zaki Mansur Hammad Al Mustasfa min ilm Al Usul - On Legal theory of Muslim Jurispudence (Paperback)
Ahmad Zaki Mansur Hammad; Contributions by Dar Ul Thaqafah; Mohammad Al Ghazali
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Women Under Islam - : Their Social Status and Legal Rights (Paperback): Muhammed Abdullah Al-Ahari Women Under Islam - : Their Social Status and Legal Rights (Paperback)
Muhammed Abdullah Al-Ahari; Lucy Mary Jane Garnett
R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Islamic Commercial Law - An Analysis of Futures and Options (Paperback): Mohammad Hashim Kamali Islamic Commercial Law - An Analysis of Futures and Options (Paperback)
Mohammad Hashim Kamali
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Islamic Commercial Law: An Analysis of Futures and Options" is a ground-breaking study, written by a renowned scholar in the field of Islamic law, Prof M. H. Kamali, focusing on options and futures as trading tools, exploring their validity from an Islamic point of view. In this work, Prof M. H. Kamali advances a new perspective on the issue of futures and options based on an interpretation of the Qur'an and the Sunna and referring to the principle of "maslaha" (consideration of public interest) as enshrined in the Sharia.---"Islamic Commercial Law" consists of three parts. Part One is devoted to the description of futures trading and the understanding of operational procedures of futures and futures markets. Part Two investigates the issue of permissibility of futures trading in Islamic law and the underlying questions of risk-taking and speculation, which are of central concern to the topic. Part Three is devoted to an analysis of options. Prof M. H. Kamali concludes this work by providing the most advisable approach to commercial speculation in futures and options, especially the one that most serves the public interest as enshrined in Sharia. So as to aid the reader's understanding of this topic, the author also includes a helpful glossary of all technical Arabic terms that appear in this work. Prof M. H. Kamali's "Islamic Commercial Law" is recommended reading for anyone working on Islamic law, comparative law, or Islamic banking, and is an essential contribution to the topic of Islamic commercial law.

Doubt in Islamic Law - A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Paperback): Intisar A. Rabb Doubt in Islamic Law - A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Paperback)
Intisar A. Rabb
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Intisar A. Rabb calls into question a controversial popular notion about Islamic law today, which is that Islamic law is a divine legal tradition that has little room for discretion or doubt, particularly in Islamic criminal law. Despite its contemporary popularity, that notion turns out to have been far outside the mainstream of Islamic law for most of its history. Instead of rejecting doubt, medieval Muslim scholars largely embraced it. In fact, they used doubt to enlarge their own power and to construct Islamic criminal law itself. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, and a range of illustrative case studies, this book shows that Muslim jurists developed a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with Islam's unique concept of doubt, which evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

Islamic Law - Cases, Authorities and Worldview (Hardcover, HPOD): Ahmad Atif Ahmad Islamic Law - Cases, Authorities and Worldview (Hardcover, HPOD)
Ahmad Atif Ahmad
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Introducing undergraduate students to Islamic law, this accessible textbook does not presume legal or technical knowledge. Drawing on a comparative approach, it encourages students to think through the issues of the application of Islamic law where Muslims live as a majority and where they live as a minority, including the USA, Saudia Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan. The book surveys the historical development as well as the contemporary contexts of Islamic law. In distilling the history of Islamic law for non-specialists, the author covers important topics such as the development and transformation of Islamic institutions before and after colonialism. Coverage of Islamic law across contemporary contexts draws on real case material, and allows for discussion of Islam as a legal and a moral code that is activated both inside and outside the court. Readers will learn about rituals, dietary restrictions, family, contracts and property, lawful and unlawful gain, criminal law and punishments, and what makes a government legitimate in the eyes of Muslim individuals and authorities.

A Ruling on Music & Chess (Paperback): Renascence Foundation A Ruling on Music & Chess (Paperback)
Renascence Foundation; Ibn Hazm
R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt - Negotiating Muslim Family Law (Hardcover): Mulki Al-Sharmani Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt - Negotiating Muslim Family Law (Hardcover)
Mulki Al-Sharmani
R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Egypt's modern history, reform of personal status laws has often formed an integral part of political, cultural, and religious contestations among different factions of society. From the beginning of the twenty-first century, two significant reforms were introduced in Egyptian personal status laws: women's right to petition for no-fault judicial divorce law (khul') and the new mediation-based family courts.Legal Reform and Gender Justice examines the interplay between legal reform and gender norms and practices. It examines the processes of advocating for, and contesting the khul' and new family courts laws, shedding light on the agendas and strategies of the various actors involved. It also examines the ways in which women and men have made use of these legal reforms; how judges and other court personnel have interpreted and implemented them; and how the reforms may have impacted women and men's understandings, expectations, and strategies when navigating marriage and spousal roles.Drawing on an extensive four-year field study, Al-Sharmani highlights the complexities and mixed impacts of legal reform, not only as a mechanism of claiming gender rights but also as a system of meanings that shape, destabilize, or transform gender norms and practices.

Foundational Islamic Principles (Paperback): Renascence Foundation Foundational Islamic Principles (Paperback)
Renascence Foundation; Ibn Hazm
R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sharia - A Cool Muslim's Answers About Islamic Law and If All Muslims Live By It (Paperback): Ahmad Al-Sufi Sharia - A Cool Muslim's Answers About Islamic Law and If All Muslims Live By It (Paperback)
Ahmad Al-Sufi
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shari'a and Social Engineering - The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia (Hardcover, New):... Shari'a and Social Engineering - The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia (Hardcover, New)
R.Michael Feener
R2,021 Discovery Miles 20 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book seeks to open new lines of discussion about how Islamic law is viewed as a potential tool for programs of social transformation in contemporary Muslim society. It does this through a critical examination of the workings of the state shari'a system as it was designed and implemented at the turn of the twenty-first century in Aceh, Indonesia. While the empirical details of these discussions are unique, this particular case presents a remarkable site for investigating the broader issue of the impact of instrumentalist, future-oriented visions of Islamic law on modern Muslim calls for the state implementation of Islamic law. In post-tsunami/post-conflict Aceh, the idea of shari'a as an exercise in social engineering was amplified through resonance with an increasingly pervasive rhetoric of 'total reconstruction'. Based upon extensive fieldwork as well as critical readings of a wide range of archival materials, official documents, and local publications this work focuses on the institutions and actors involved with this contemporary project for the state implementation of Islamic law. The individual chapters are structured to deal with the major components of this system to critically examine how these institutions have taken shape and how they work. It also shows how the overall system was informed not only by aspects of late twentieth-century da'wa discourses of Islamic reform, but also modern trends in sociological jurisprudence and the impact of global models of disaster relief, reconstruction, and development. All of these streams of influence have contributed significantly to shaping the ways in which the architects and agents of the state shari'a system have attempted to use Islamic legislation and legal institutions as tools to steer society in particular desired directions.

The Hadith (A Knowledge of Islam) (Paperback): H Jadoon The Hadith (A Knowledge of Islam) (Paperback)
H Jadoon
R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Hadith (Paperback): Mufti Taqi Usmani The Hadith (Paperback)
Mufti Taqi Usmani
R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Code of Practice for Muslims in the West (Paperback): Ayatollah Sayed Ali Al-Sistani A Code of Practice for Muslims in the West (Paperback)
Ayatollah Sayed Ali Al-Sistani
R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Breached Enclosure - Why the West Is Being Defeated by Islam but Might Still Come Out Okay (Paperback): Petr Hampl Breached Enclosure - Why the West Is Being Defeated by Islam but Might Still Come Out Okay (Paperback)
Petr Hampl
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Spirit of Qurbaani - Eid Al Adha Sacrifice (Paperback): Muhammad Ilyaas Madrasah Ta'leemuddeen The Spirit of Qurbaani - Eid Al Adha Sacrifice (Paperback)
Muhammad Ilyaas Madrasah Ta'leemuddeen
R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Masah on Socks - In the view of Four Imaams of Fiqh (Paperback): Madrasah Taleemuddeen Sa Masah on Socks - In the view of Four Imaams of Fiqh (Paperback)
Madrasah Taleemuddeen Sa
R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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